School of Dentistry fighting the opioid crisis
The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is the first in the nation to mandate new guidelines for prescribing opioid painkillers in its clinics. A New York Times article explores the School of Dentistry’s call to action and education to prevent opioid addiction.
The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry supports a strong research program in basic sciences, clinical sciences, social and behavioral science, and public health.
Shelley N. Grimes, PhD, passes away
Shelley N. Grimes, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, passed away on March 20. She was 54.
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.
Three School of Dentistry students earn prestigious honor
Three School of Dentistry students will receive the University of Minnesota's prestigious President's Student Leadership and Service Award.
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 helps 143 children
Nearly 400 students, staff and faculty volunteers were on-hand to welcome 143 children and their families to the School of Dentistry's Give Kids a Smile (GKAS) event on February 4, 2017.
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.
We educate general dentists, dental specialists, dental hygienists, dental therapists, dental educators and research-scientists.