Karin Quick, PhD, DDS

Associate Professor and Director, Department of Primary Dental Care

Karin Quick

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-626-4121

Office Address:
15-136F Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

PhD, University of Minnesota (major: Health Services Research and Policy, minor: Bioethics), 1997

BA, St. Olaf College (Biology), 1982

DDS, University of Minnesota (Dentistry), 1986


Dr. Quick comes to the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry from a rich academic and professional background. Her experience in private practice provides a foundation for teaching both on and off the clinic floor. She is inspired by her student’s enthusiasm for dentistry and finds teaching to be a great educational opportunity. Dr. Quick leads one of the pre-doctoral clinic groups and teaches clinical dental ethics to third and fourth year students. Dr. Quick’s research interests include the application of decision theory in dentistry and ethics. Current projects look at educational processes, hidden-curriculum, and relationship-centered care.