Eric A. Mills, DMD

Clinical Professor, Department of Primary Dental Care

Eric A. Mills

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-2665

Office Address:
9-278 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

DMD, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, 1981

Biochemistry, Bryn Mawr Graduate School, 1978

BS, Muhlenberg College (Natural Science), 1977


Dr. Mills began his clinical professional career with the National Health Service Corps: he fulfilled a three-year obligation working as an associate dentist at the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis; he then served as the dental director there until 2001. In 1997, Dr. Mills began a career as associate clinical specialist at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where he instructed in Oral Medicine and Diagnosis, in Radiology, and in Immediate Care; where he served as interim director of the Division of Comprehensive Care; and where he is currently a group leader of the Comprehensive Care Clinic. In addition to teaching at the School of Dentistry, Dr. Mills was an associate dentist at Valley Dental Group of Golden Valley for 11 years. He has also been a faculty member at the Native American Community Clinic dental outreach site on-going since 2010, and the presiding examiner of the National Dental Examining Board of Canada Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) on-going since 2009. He is currently a Working Committee Member of the National Dental Licensure Objective Structured Clinical Examination (DLOSCE).



Heather J. Conrad, D.M.D., M. S., and Eric A Mills, D.M.D.,”Dental Students Choosing Licensure Path Give More Considerations to Career Flexibility Than Ethical Dilemmas,” Journal of the American College of Dentists, Spring 2011, Volume 78, Number 1, 24 – 32.

Mills EA. “Non-Patient-Based Clinical Licensure Examination for Dentistry in Minnesota: Significance of Decision and Description of Process,” Journal of Dental Education, June 2016, Volume 80, Number 6, 648 -- 651.

Mills E. “An OSCE Assessment Model for National Licensure: Getting Dentistry in the US Up to Speed with the Rest of Healthcare,” Journal of the American College of Dentists, Winter 2018, Volume 85, Number 1, 40-46.