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Celebrating National Dental Hygiene MonthEphrem on the vanguard of dental hygiene evolution

For more than a century, dental hygiene experienced numerous changes and evolutions with many more to come. One person on the forefront of these changes is Hiwet Ephrem.

Ephrem and dental hygiene evolution

Driven Dentistry

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. 


Mark Herzberg, DDS, PhD

Herzberg leads American Association of Dental Research

School of Dentistry Professor Mark Herzberg, DDS, PhD, became president of the American Association for Dental Research this spring. The AADR has more than 3,100 members in the U.S.

Education

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.


Keith A. Mays, DDS, MS, PhD

Keith A. Mays named School of Dentistry interim dean

Keith A. Mays, PhD, DDS, MS, was appointed interim dean of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, effective May 15, for an expected two-year term. Provost Karen Hanson announced the appointment March 16.

Service

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.


Priscilla Flynn

Priscilla Flynn receives Community-Engaged Scholar Award

School of Dentistry Associate Professor Priscilla Flynn, DrPH, MPH, RDH received the Community-Engaged Scholar Award from the University of Minnesota this month.  

  • 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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