Mary K. Owen, DDS, MS

Clinical Professor, Department of Primary Dental Care

Mary K. Owen

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-3139

Fax 612-626-6096

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

DDS, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, 1986

MS, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry (Oral Health Services in Older Adults), 1997

BS, University of Minnesota, 1980

Certificate, University of Minnesota (Advanced Education in General Dentistry), 1987


Awards & Recognition

  • Inductee, Minnesota State Softball Hall of Fame 1996
  • First Prize in the Fifth Annual Saul Kamen Scientific Report Research Award Competition 1994
  • Original Inductee University of Minnesota Women's Softball Hall of Fame 1985
  • School of Dentistry Honor Student University of Minnesota 1983-1986
  • Honored Athlete of the Year University of Minnesota Women's Intercollegiate Sports 1979
  • Patty Berg Outstanding Graduating Senior Award 1979



Owen, Mary K. Prevalence of Oral Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an Institutionalized Veterans Population.Special Care in Dentistry14(2):75-29, March/April 1994.

Owen, M.K., Shuman, S.K., Thurn, J.R. Oral Carriage of Methicillin-resistant S. Aureus in Institutionalized Adults. Journal of Dental Research 73(Special Issue):336, 1994. Poster presented at the 72nd Annual meeting of the IADR/AADR in Seattle, Washington, March 1994.

Shuman, S.K., McCusker, M.D.,Owen, M.K. Enhancing Infection Control for Elderly and Medically Compromised Patients.Journal of the American Dental Association124:76-84, September 1993.