Faculty

General Practice Residency program faculty

Attending Faculty

Dr. Luis Delima, DDS - Prosthodontics.

Dr. Don Erickson, DDS – Dr. Erickson is an ADA member, past trustee of the Minnesota Dental Association and past president of the Saint Paul district Dental Society. He is a 1980 graduate of the University of Minnesota and has completed the Continuum at the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. For the past 30 years he has been in private practice in St. Paul, Minnesota. Currently, he is a consultant and clinical researcher for 3M ESPE Dental in the areas of digital impressioning and provisionals. Contact info: erick135@umn.edu or (651) 484-4193.

Dr. James Gambucci, DDS, MPH - Dr. Gambucci serves as director of the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview General Practice Residency program. Dr. Gambucci obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1977. In 1981, he earned his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Dr. Susan Gross, DDS – After graduating from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1982, I established a private practice in St. Louis Park, Minnesota and I have been at this location for the past 29 years. My practice is focused on restorative dentistry for all ages. I am currently teaching at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in the General Practice Residency program. I am honored to be affiliated with the education of the future clinicians in dentistry. It is a privilege to provide a key role in the health care of our patients. Current research shows that oral health is an integral part of a person's overall health. As new research and procedures are available in the dynamic field of dentistry it is more important than ever to be able to pass on the benefits of this knowledge to our patients. In order to provide the best care possible, I am committed to the highest level of education for myself and the entire team of professionals in my practice.

Dr. Eric Grutzner, DDS, MS – Dr. Grutzner received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1989. In 1991, Dr. Grutzner obtained both his Master of Science and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Minnesota and founded Metropolitan Endodontics that same year. Dr. Grutzner has served as the President of the Minnesota Association of Endodontics. He has lectured before the St. Paul District and State Dental Meetings, lectured and taught endodontics at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and was director of the Undergraduate Endodontics pre-clinical course. He has had research published in the Journal of Endodontics and The Journal of Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine. He is an active member of the American Association of Endodontics and the Minnesota Association of Endodontics, the American Dental Association, and has served multiple times as a delegate to the Minnesota Dental Association.

Dr. Deborah K. Johnson - Periodontics

Dr. Natalie Jones, DDS

Dr. Carmen Real – General Practice

Dr. Mark Roettger, DDS – Dr. Roettger is Clinic Director for the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview General Practice Residency clinic. Dr. Roettger began his practice of general dentistry in 1983 and continues today. He attended the University of Minnesota where he received his undergraduate degree in 1977 with a B.S in Biology. His Doctor of Dental Surgery degree was granted in 1982. Dr Roettger has also been on the faculty at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry for the past 15 years. He is currently attending faculty in the University of Minnesota Hospital working with dental residents treating medically complex patients, including transplant patients, cancer patients and patients with oral mucous membrane disease. He is also a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He has been active in sports dentistry as past president of The Academy for Sports Dentistry, and an inventor of the Under Armour Performance Mouthwear products. He has lectured internationally on prevention and management of dental trauma and performance, stress and oral appliances.

Dr. Todd Thierer, DDS, MPH - Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs for University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Consulting Faculty

Dr. Soraya Beiraghi – Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Robert Grady, DDS, FACP – College: B.S. University of Oregon 1971
Dental School: University of Southern California 1975
Prosthodontic Certificate: University of Southern California 1979
Prosthodontic Board Exam: 1982 passed and became a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists and a Diplomat of the American Board of Prosthodontics
Associate Professor: University of Southern California 1979 – 82
Private Practice of Prosthodontics: 1979 – 2009
Has lectured extensively on implants, fixed and removable prosthodontics
Associate Professor: University Of Minnesota 2007, 2009 - current

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