University of Minnesota Dental Clinics are open with enhanced safety measures in place to limit exposure and potential spread of the COVID-19 virus. Read More.

Graduation 2021Congratulations to the School of Dentistry Class of 2021

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry celebrated its commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021 on Friday, May 14, in Northrop Auditorium. Check out video and photos from the event.

Commencement 2021

Driven Dentistry


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

Pandemic-Driven Disruptions in Oral Health. 10 Transformative Trends in Care for Older Adults

Stephen Shuman authors publication for GSA

The Gerontological Society of America has released a toolkit and publication on COVID-19 and oral health care for older adults featuring expertise from Stephen Shuman, DDS, MS.


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.

Taylor Mikkalson

From dental school to active Navy service

When Taylor Mikkalson graduates from the DDS program at the University of Minnesota in May, she’ll have a different job than most students waiting for her.


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.

Emily Pietig, DDS

Repairing the health safety net for Native American families

"Is dental care a right or a privilege?” Emily Pietig, DDS ’10, posed this and other discussion questions to attendees of a Digital Grand Rounds webinar.

  • 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.

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  • The School of Dentistry educates 73% of Minnesota's dentists, through a team-based approach to care.

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