• Perdigao award

    Jorge Perdigão named Century Club Professor of the Year

    Jorge Perdigão, DMD, MS, PhD, was named the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry's 2015 Century Club Professor of the Year on April 29, 2015. The award is the school’s highest honor and is presented annually to one faculty member in recognition of outstanding service as a teacher and for significant contributions to the education, research and service mission of the school.

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    Dr. Louis B. Sullivan visits the School of Dentistry

    Dr. Louis B. Sullivan, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, visited the School of Dentistry on April 14 to meet with dental therapy students and educators and tour the school's team care clinic.

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  • Walker ribbon-cutting ceremony

    Oral Health Services for Older Adults

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the expanded Walker Methodist Dental Clinic was held March 10 in Minneapolis. Designed for older adults living either independently or in long-term care facilities, the clinic offers comprehensive dental services and will be home to the School of Dentistry's Oral Health Services for Older Adults Program.

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  • Angies List 2015

    Angie's List honors University of Minnesota Dental Clinics

    The University of Minnesota Dental Clinics have earned the service industry's coveted Angie's List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2015. The award marks the fourth time Angie's List honored the University of Minnesota Dental Clinics in the last five years.

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    VIDEO: Fairview, dental hygiene students team up for healthy teeth

    The Fairview Foundation teamed with dental hygiene students at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry to apply fluoride varnish on the teeth of 350 children and provide oral health education to families throughout the fall semester.

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    School of Dentistry twice honored for innovative vision

    The ADEAGies Foundation has named the School of Dentistry, along with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU) and the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, as well as School of Dentistry Professor Mark Herzberg, D.D.S., Ph.D. as recipients of its prestigious 2016 Gies Awards.

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    Patient Care

    At the University of Minnesota Dental Clinics we provide general and specialty dental care in association with the School of Dentistry's educational programs.

    Patient care at the School of Dentistry

  • admissions

    Programs and admissions

    In addition to having the largest enrollment of pre-doctoral dental students in the Upper Midwest, the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry also offers numerous programs for aspiring dental therapists and dental hygienists.

    School of Dentistry programs and admissions

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    Outreach

    The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry has a strong commitment to community outreach, and our community oral health activities are an important part of both our education and service mission.

    School of Dentistry outreach

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    Research

    The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry supports a strong research program in basic sciences, clinical sciences, social and behavioral science and public health.

    Research at the School of Dentistry

Welcome to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Our Mission

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is the state’s only dental school, and the only dental school in the northern tier of states between Wisconsin and the Pacific Northwest. As such, we are a regional resource to five states for dental education, consulting services, patient treatment, and ongoing continuing dental education. We educate general dentists and dental specialists, dental therapists, dental hygienists, dental educators and research scientists. The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry advances health through scientific discovery, innovative education, and the highest-quality care for all communities. Click here to view our mission statement.

What's happening at the School of Dentistry

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ASDA elects Aaron Henderson vice president

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry second-year student Aaron Henderson was recently elected vice president of the American Student Dental Association. Henderson was elected by the ASDA's House of Delegates during its March meeting in Dallas, Texas.

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UMN researchers help identify mechanism that helps block HIV's ability to spread

Louis Mansky PhD, a University of Minnesota School of Dentistry professor and director of the Institute for Molecular Virology, joined with other University of Minnesota and Emory University researchers on a project which may lead to a more cost-effective option for HIV medication.

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