Cynthia L. Stull, MDH

Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Dental Hygiene

Cynthia L. Stull

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-3412

Office Address:
8-536B Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Dental Hygiene

Director, Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Program

DHSc candidate, A.T. Still University (Health Sciences), currently enrolled

MDH, University of Minnesota (Dental Hygiene Education)

BSDH, University of Minnesota (Dental Hygiene Public Health)

AA, University of South Dakota (Dental Hygiene)


Ms. Stull received her dental hygiene education at the University of South Dakota. After receiving an Associate degree in Dental Hygiene at USD, she pursued further education in the area of public health at the University of Minnesota. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene Public Health in 1982. Ms. Stull worked in private practice dental hygiene until November, 2014. In 2009, Ms. Stull began her career as a dental hygiene educator at Argosy University in Eagan, Minnesota. She joined the University of Minnesota, Division of Dental Hygiene in 2010. Ms. Stull received a Master of Dental Hygiene degree from the University of Minnesota in 2013. In 2018, Ms. Stull became the director of the MSDH program at the University of Minnesota.

Teaching responsibilities in the bachelor degree program include clinical instruction, interprofessional education, and dental practice management. Ms. Stull directs the didactic student teaching course in the MSDH program. She also teaches in the School of Dentistry’s Continuing Dental Education Department, including directing the dental hygiene refresher course and supporting faculty in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide.

In 2011-2012 Ms. Stull was a subject recruiter for the National Institute of Health Diabetes and Periodontal Therapy Trial. She is also the advisor for the ADEA student group. 

Awards & Recognition

  • AHC Active Learning Fellowship, 2018
  • Faculty of the Year Award, University of Minnesota, 2015
  • Faculty of the Year Award, University of Minnesota, 2012
  • Ione Jackson Scholarship, Division of Dental Hygiene, University of Minnesota, 2011
  • ADEA/Crest Oral-B Scholarship, American Dental Education Association, 2011
  • Mortar Board National Honor Society, University of South Dakota, 1981


Research Summary/Interests

Interprofessional collaboration and education, oral-systemic link, public health


  • Stull, C. L., & Lunos, S. (2019). Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Regarding Human Papilloma Virus Communication and Vaccine Advocacy Among Minnesota Dentists and Dental Hygienists. Journal of Dental Hygiene: JDH, 93(1), 33-42.
  • Stull, C., & Blue, C. (2016). Examining the influence of professional identity formation on the attitudes of students towards interprofessional collaboration. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30(1), 90-96.