Richard D. Nadeau, DDS, MPH

Clinical Professor, Department of Primary Dental Care

Richard D. Nadeau

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-5955

Office Address:
9-450a Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

VA Medical Center (Hospital/General Dentistry), 1990

DDS, University of Minnesota, 1989

MPH, University of Minnesota (Public Health Administration), 1997

BS, University of Minnesota (Sciences), 1986


Richard Nadeau is a Clinical Professor and currently the Interim Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs and Director Division of Comprehensive Care. He also served as Interim Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs from 2011-2015. In addition to his administrative duties he is a Group Leader and course director for treatment planning. He also served as the dental representative for the Minnesota Department of Health’s Opioid Prescribing Work Group. He was the Director of the Emergency Clinic at the School of Dentistry from 1994 to 2001. Dr. Nadeau was in private practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota until joining the School of Dentistry faculty in 1993.

Awards & Recognition

  • Since joining the University he has been awarded Instructor of the Year 16 times
  • Elected into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society in 1989


Research Summary/Interests

Member of the Minnesota Department of Health’s Opioid Prescribing Working Group. The final publication from this work group titled “Minnesota Opioid Prescribing Guidelines” was released in 2018.

United States Patent, Improved Toothbrush design, Patent No. US 9,648,942 B2, May 16, 2017

Minnesota Dental Association (MDA), Committee Member to develop specific guidelines for dentists around prescribing opioids. The final publication from this work group titled “MDA Protocol for Assessment and Treatment of Oral/ Facial Pain”. 2015

Poster presentation -Taking a Big Bite:Designing and Implementing a Comprehensive Simulation Program in Dentistry Jane Lindsay Miller, PhD; Karin Quick, DDS, PhD; Peter Berthold, DDS, PhD; Pamela Hughes, DDS; Richard Nadeau, DDS, MPH San Diego, 2012