Gary C. AndersonGary Anderson named School of Dentistry dean

Gary C. Anderson, DDS, MS, a tenured faculty member in the Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences has been named dean of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry for a fixed term beginning March 26, 2018.

Gary C. Anderson named dean

Become a skilled, successful dental professional. The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry provides rigorous, hands-on education through a wide variety of degrees and programs.


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

Mark C. Herzberg, DDS, PhD

Mark Herzberg elected AADR Vice President

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry professor Mark C. Herzberg, DDS, PhD, was recently elected vice president-elect of the American Association for Dental Research.


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.

Interim Dean Gary Anderson addresses the incoming School of Dentistry class

School of Dentistry welcomes incoming class

The School of Dentistry welcomed 158 incoming dental, dental therapy and dental hygiene students at orientation sessions on August 16-17. 


Community oral health activities are an important part of both our education and service mission, and we operate outreach sites throughout the region.

Give Kids a Smile

Give Kids a Smile helps 197 children

More than 450 students, staff, faculty and other volunteers were on-hand to welcome 197 children and their families to the School of Dentistry's Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) event on February 10, 2018. 

  • 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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  • We educate general dentists, dental specialists, dental hygienists, dental therapists, dental educators and research-scientists.

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