Miranda Drake, MSDH, RF

Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Dental Hygiene

Miranda Drake

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-625-8970

Office Address:
9-372B Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Dental Hygiene

MSDH, University of Minnesota, 2016

BSDH, RF Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2013

AA, Liberal Arts, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2007


Ms. Drake is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Master of Science, Dental Hygiene Education program. While completing her graduate education Ms. Drake was offered a clinical position at the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry in 2015. Her career has consisted of a variety of activities such as clinical hygiene, education, and research. She is involved in multiple undergraduate courses and continuing education courses. Ms. Drake enjoys conducting clinical research.

Awards & Recognition

  • Didactic Instructor of the Year Summer 2018 Class of 2019
  • Didactic Instructor of the Year Summer 2018 Class of 2018
  • Clinical Instructor of the Year Spring 2016 Class of 2017
  • Aker/Newell Scholarship Summer 2015
  • Ione Jackson Scholarship Spring 2015


Research Summary/Interests

Product evaluation; curriculum development; faculty calibration; and leadership development.


Refereed Journal Publications

Drake M,Lunos S, Blue C. A randomized clinical trial on the efficacy of a prototype solution to facilitate the removal of supragingival dental calculus: a proof of concept study. J Dent Hyg. In press.

Hormann J, Blue C, Petersen A, Drake M. Psychological effects of sharps injuries on students, staff, and faculty at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. J Dent Hyg. In press.

Vo A, Arnett M, Drake M, Reibel Y. Dental hygiene management for transgender individuals. Dimens Dent Hyg. In press.

Koerber K, Reibel Y, Drake M, Arnett M. Successful management of adult patients with cerebral palsy: personalized education and treatment are critical to effective dental hygiene care. Dimens Dent Hyg. 2020 April 28;18(4);38-41.

Drake M, Lenton P, Lunos S. A randomized clinical trial on the efficacy of a new oxalate-containing sensitivity relief strip following professional vs. self-application. Int J Dent Hyg. 2018 May;16(2):e79-e87. doi: 10.1111/idh.12317. Epub 2017 Sep 19.

Book Chapter Publications

Drake M. Chapter 5: Clinical Oral Structures, Dental Anatomy, and Root Morphology. In: Blue C, editor. Darby's Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene. 9th ed. Elsevier. In press.



Educational Responsibilities:

  • DH 2231 Cariology and Applied Nutrition in Dental Hygiene Care
  • DH 4135 W Research Methods
  • DH 4226 Dental Hygiene Care Process: Clinical Application VI