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Marie MoeckelDDS alumna explores mental health through novel

Marie Moeckel is a force of nature. She’s an artist, a writer, a creator who doesn’t plan to stay in one place too long. She also wants fellow dentist school graduates and students to know they can be their whole, entire selves.

Marie Mockel and Ignite

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. 

Conrado Aparicio, PhD, MSc Eng

Aparicio inducted into AIMBE College of Fellows

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering announced the election of Conrado Aparicio, PhD, Professor and Deputy Director, Restorative Sciences, to its College of Fellows.


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.

Where's My Red Instructor Light?

Leaving the instructor light behind

Shivan Nelson, DDS (Class of 2011) recently talked to students at a School of Dentsitry Alumni Board "Eat, Drink, Learn" session about making the transition from student to professional.


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.

Colton Cannon, DDS/MPH Class of 2023

Cannon serves as an advocate on every level

Colton Cannon has always had a passion for oral health advocacy. It’s why he’s pursuing a dual DDS/MPH degree: so he can explore ways to make oral healthcare available for everyone. 

  • 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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