Mercedes L. Porter, DDS

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Sciences

Mercedes L. Porter

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-7677

Office Address:
4-215G Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Sciences

Division of Operative Dentistry

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Dentistry

University of Minnesota Medical Center (General Practice Residency), 2010

DDS, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, 2009

BA, University of Minnesota (Child Psychology), 2005


Awards & Recognition

  • 2014-2017 American Dental Education Association Commission on Change and Innovation Liaison
    Appointed by dean to serve as a member of the commission to participate in change and innovation in curricular design and pedagogical processes.
  • 2014 American Dental Education Association Academy for Academic Leadership Institute for Teaching and Learning
    Earned a certificate by completing a training program for dental educators that included more than fifty hours of education regarding teaching theories and curriculum design among other topics specific to dental education.
  • 2013 Faculty of the Year
    Selected by DDS Classes of 2015 and 2016 as Clinical Faculty of the Year.
  • 2013 Eric Stafne Award
    Selected by entire student body as Preclinical Faculty of the Year.
  • 2012 Faculty of the Year
    Selected by DDS Class of 2015 as Clinical Faculty of the Year.
  • 2011-2012 Early Career Teaching Program
    Participated in this yearlong interprofessional program that is facilitated by the University of Minnesota Center for Teaching and Learning to develop and enhance teaching skills through.
  • 2010 Outstanding Dental Resident
    Award presented at completion of general practice residency for exemplifying commitment to learning, patient care, teamwork and life-long learning.



Porter M, Adarve R.Fabrication of Provisional Restoration Using Direct Technique. MedEdPORTAL; 2011.