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Dental Hygiene awardsGraduating dental hygienists honored at awards banquet

On Thursday, July 22, the Dental Hygiene class of 2021 gathered for a senior banquet to recognize the graduates and present fifteen awards. These awards honored students for academic achievement and more.

Dental Hygiene awards

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. 

Nicholas Fischer

Fischer to become AADR research group secretary

Nicholas Fischer, PhD, DDS ’25, is the Secretary-elect for the American Association for Dental Research’s National Student Research Group (NSRG).


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.

Lesley Tuomi, RDH, BSDH and Patricia Angela Rake, DDS

Rake, Tuomi win 2020 Distinguished Alumni awards

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Distinguished Dental and Dental Hygiene Alumni Awards.


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.

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,” saying that she is “blazing some trails in many ways.”

  • 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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