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Laurie SarkinenHonoring our dental hygienists

The United States celebrates National Dental Hygiene month in October. At the School of Dentistry, we are proud to educate learners who are prepared intellectually, technically and ethically to meet the oral health care needs and challenges of the future.

Dental Hygiene month

Driven Dentistry

Together we raised $27 million for the School of Dentistry during the Driven Campaign for the University of Minnesota. Lasting 10 years, from 2011 – 2021, the University witnessed record-breaking fundraising years, all leading to a successful goal of $4 billion.


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

Emily Kahnert, DPT, CCTT

PhD student blazing trails in her facial pain research

PhD student Emily Kahnert, DPT, CCTT, calls herself an “unusual combination of a lot of different things here at the University."


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.

Second-year White Coat Ceremony

Second-year learners take part in White Coat Ceremony

The School of Dentistry’s second-year learners experienced a rite of passage into the profession on September 24.


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.

Phonsuda Chanthavisouk, MDT ’21 (right)

Chanthavisouk turns opportunity into career

Phonsuda Chanthavisouk, MDT ’21, graduated this spring, and she’s ready to make an impact in the world as a dental therapist.

  • 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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