GL13K graphU-M School of Dentistry scientists develop new antimicrobial peptide

At a time when bacteria are increasingly developing an ability to stand up to antibiotics, U-M School of Dentistry scientists have developed an antimicrobial peptide that kills drug resistant bacteria without causing new resistance behaviors.

New antimicrobial peptide

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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.


Tooth Decay Model

U-M researchers document new process that may exacerbate tooth decay

In a new study, an interdisciplinary team of University of Minnesota researchers found a new process that may play a role in tooth decay.

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.


Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson named School of Dentistry dean

Gary C. Anderson, DDS, MS, has been named dean of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry for a fixed term beginning March 26, 2018.

Service

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

Video: A look inside Give Kids a Smile

On February 10, 2018, more than 450 volunteers from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry as well as outside licensed providers, pre-dent and interprofessional students - helped 197 kids at Give Kids a Smile. Take a look inside the event with a video.  

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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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