Honoring our dental hygienists
The United States celebrates National Dental Hygiene month in October. At the School of Dentistry, we are proud to educate learners who are prepared intellectually, technically and ethically to meet the oral health care needs and challenges of the future.
The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry supports a strong research program in basic sciences, clinical sciences, social and behavioral science, and public health.
PhD student blazing trails in her facial pain research
PhD student Emily Kahnert, DPT, CCTT, calls herself an “unusual combination of a lot of different things here at the University."
We offer opportunities to prepare for dental school, pursue a dental degree, continue your education, and advance your training and career as a dental professional.
Second-year learners take part in White Coat Ceremony
The School of Dentistry’s second-year learners experienced a rite of passage into the profession on September 24.
Community oral health activities are an important and critical part of both our education and service mission, and we operate outreach sites throughout the state and region.
Chanthavisouk turns opportunity into career
Phonsuda Chanthavisouk, MDT ’21, graduated this spring, and she’s ready to make an impact in the world as a dental therapist.
We are the only dental school in the northern tier of states between Wisconsin and the Pacific Northwest, making us a regional resource to five states for dental education, service, and treatment.
We are the only dental hygiene program in the state associated with a dental school.
The School of Dentistry educates 73% of Minnesota's dentists, through a team-based approach to care.