Dental Clinics to provide emergency oral health care

The University of Minnesota Dental Clinics will be providing emergency dental care as all dental elective surgeries and procedures will be postponed indefinitely. Please read more to see if you have an oral health emergency. Read More.

Keith A. Mays, DDS, MS, PhDKeith 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.

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2020 School of Dentistry commencement ceremony postponed.

The School of Dentistry commencement ceremony, schedule for May 15, has been postponed as part of the University of Minnesota's continued efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19. More information will be shared as it becomes available. More information here.


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

Dr. Steven Shuman

Making dental care dementia-friendly

An interprofessional team at the University of Minnesota has received a five-year, $3.74 million grant to improve the healthcare and health of Minnesota’s older adults.


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.

Victoria Gokee

Homeward bound

When Victoria Gokee completes her DDS degree in two years, she is headed home to the southern shores of Lake Superior where she grew up surrounded by a large extended family and fellow members of the Red Cliff Tribe of Ojibwe.


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.

Rachel Uppgaard, DDS

Addressing dental emergencies during COVID-19

School of Dentistry oral and maxillofacial surgeon Rachel Uppgaard, DDS, talks about what emergency procedures the School of Dentistry is doing and how she is handling dentistry in these times.  

  • 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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  • We educate general dentists, dental specialists, dental hygienists, dental therapists, dental educators and research-scientists.

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