Amy Tasca, DDS, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Orthodontics

Amy Tasca

Contact Info

Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Orthodontics

PhD, Oral Biology, University of Minnesota, 2017; DDS, University of Missouri Kansas City, 2007.

BA, Biology, University of Missouri Kansas City, 2007

Certificate, Orthodontics, University of Minnesota, 2018


Dr. Tasca, originally from Winona, Minnesota, completed a six-year BA/DDS program at the University of Missouri Kansas City. After graduation, she practiced general dentistry in Breckenridge, Colorado and completed a teaching fellowship in Oral Surgery at UMKC. In 2012, Dr. Tasca returned to Minnesota to begin work on her PhD in conjunction with her Certificate in Orthodontics. At the completion of her residency program in 2018, she joined the University of Minnesota’s Division of Orthodontics as a full-time faculty member. 

Professional Associations

Holder, Robert J. Isaacson Professorship in Orthodontics


Research Summary/Interests

Biomaterials; Bone Biology


Walker, M., Rondeau, M., Petrie, C.,Tasca, A., Williams, K. 2007. Surface Quality and Long-term Dimensional Stability of Current Elastomeric Impression Materials after Disinfection. Journal of Prosthodontics Vol 16, Issue 5:343-351

Tasca, A., Stemig, M., Broege, A., Huang, B., Davydova, J., Zwijsen, A., Umans, L., Jensen, E., Gopalakrishnan, R., and Mansky, K.C. 2015. Smad 1/5 and Smad 4 Expression Are Important for Osteoclast Differentiation. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry. 2015 Jul; 116(7): 1350-60.

Tasca, A., Astleford, K., Lederman, A., Jensen, E., Lee, B., Gopalakishnan, R., Mansky, K., 2017. Regulation of Osteoclast Differentiation by Myosin X. Scientific Reports 7, Article number:7603