Ranier M. Adarve, DMD, MS, MHPE

Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Sciences

Ranier M. Adarve

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-624-1960

Fax 612-626-2655

Office Address:
9-531 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Associate Professor, Department of Restorative Sciences

Director, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Program for Advanced Standing Students (UMN PASS)

DMD, College of Dentistry, University of the Philippines, 1996

MS, Graduate School, University of Minnesota, 2005

MHPE, National Teachers Training Center for Health Professionals, University of the Philippines, 2002

Certificate, Advance Education in Prosthodontics, University of Minnesota, 2005

Certificate, Multimedia Design and Development, University of Minnesota, 2005

Certificate, Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Science Education, Harvard Macy, 2010


Dr. Ranier M. Adarve has been a member of University of Minnesota Faculty since 2007. Currently, he is the Director of Program for Advanced Standing Students (UMN PASS), an educational program for International Dentists of the University.

Dr. Adarve is also a Member of the Minnesota Board of Dentistry appointed by the MN Governor Tim Walz. He is also a Board Examiner for The Commission on Dental Competency Assessment (CDCA).

Dr. Adarve is a Course Director for Pre-Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics. He also actively participates in UMN Continuing Education Program where he is the Director and Lead Lecturer for various courses:

  • Miniresidency in Prosthodontics: Advances and Innovation in Restorative and Implant Dentistry
  • Prosthetic Management of the Edentulous Mandible with a Two-implant Overdenture
  • Implant Supported Prosthesis for the Edentulous Arch
  • nSequence and Digital Dentistry
  • Implant Supported Prosthesis Utilizing the All-on-4 Treatment Concept
  • Gingival Retraction for Dental Assistants

Awards & Recognition

  • Teaching Excellence Award, 2012 by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award in Educational Innovation, 2012 by University of the Philippines Alumni Association
  • Most Outstanding Faculty Award, 2009, 2018 by University of Minnesota Dental Students


Research Summary/Interests

  • Educational and Behavioral Research
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Learning Style
  • Technology Enhanced Learning
  • 3D Design and Printing in Prosthodontics


Adarve R, Ison L. Fabrication of Master Cast for Fixed Prosthodontics: Step byStep Procedural Videos. MedEdPORTAL; 2012 Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9068

Porter M, Adarve R. Fabrication of Provisional Restoration Using Direct Technique. MedEdPORTAL; 2011. Available from:www.mededportal.org/publication/9055

Adarve R, James L. Self-guided Instructional Material: Fixed Partial Denture. MedEdPORTAL; 2011. Available from:www.mededportal.org/publication/8513

Madden M, Adarve R. Anatomy of the Human Adult Dentition. MedEdPORTAL; 2011. Availablewww.mededportal.org/publication/8501

Adarve R. Self-Guided Instructional Material: Full Crown . MedEdPORTAL; 2010. Available from:www.mededportal.org/publication/8096

Adarve R, Seong W. Self Guided Instructional Material: Cast Post and Core Restoration. MedEdPORTAL; 2010. Available from:www.mededportal.org/publication/8203

Adarve R. Gallery of Prosthodontic Procedural Technique Videos. MedEdPORTAL; 2009. Available from:www.mededportal.org/publication/7744

Adarve R. Advance Dental Simulation: Module on Crown Preparation. MedEdPORTAL; 2008. Available from:www.mededportal.org/publication/1682

Adarve, R. Deconstructing a Complex Skill: Incorporating Training Block for Full Crown Preparation Training. Journal of Dental Education. 2011:75. 207

Adarve, R. Development and Implementation of Evaluation Rubric in a Preclinical Fixed Prosthodontics Course: Students’ Perception. Journal of Dental Education. 2010:74. 252

Adarve, R. And Purdy, M. Use of Concept Mapping Tool as an Advance Organizer for Treatment Procedures in Fixed Prosthodontics. Journal of Dental Education. 2010:74.390

Adarve, R. Use of Innovative Tool to Develop Test Items and Generate Test Blueprint. Journal of Dental Education. 2010:74

Adarve, R. Dynamic Concept Map: Engaging Students to Meaningful Learning. European Journal of Dental Education. 2010

Adarve, R. and Nazmul-Hossain. Students’ Perception on the Use of Rubric in Course Evaluation. Journal of Dental Research. 84. 2027, 2009

Adarve, R and James, L. Dental Educators as Evaluators: Use of Contemporary Evaluation Tool. European Journal of Dental Education. 2009:13 pp 110-126

Adarve, R and Madden, M. Development of an Innovative Faculty Tool to Systematically Construct, Bank and Retrieve Test Items. Journal of Dental Education. 2009:73 pp 271-276

Adarve, R. and Singh, I. ComPACT: Developing a System of Evaluating, Monitoring and Calibrating Student and Teacher Performance in Preclinical Dentistry. Journal of Dental Education. 2009:73 p. 645

Adarve, R and Robison, N. Scenario-Based E-Learning in RPD: Use of Computer-based Tool to Map Out Various Learning Paths. Journal of Dental Education. 2009:73. p. 664

Adarve, R and Pesun, I. The Cognitive Influence on Interactive Multimedia Design: Towards the Development of a Computer Based Instruction in Removable Partial Dentures. Journal of Dental Education. 2005:69 pp 109-112

Adarve, R and Brunner J. The Use of Course Management Tools to Support P2P Instruction. Journal of Dental Education. 2007:71 pp 104-114

Adarve, R. Learning Approach and Academic Performance of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Students: Drawing Implications for Dental Education, Thesis presented to Graduate School, University Of Minnesota, April 2005

Adarve, R. A Study of Students’ Learning Approaches and their Engagement with the Context of Learning: The Case of University of the Philippines College of Dentistry. Thesis presented to National Teachers’ Training Center for Health Professionals, University of the Philippines, April 2002