Keith A. Mays, DDS, MS, PhD

Dean, School of Dentistry

Keith A. Mays

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-2424

Fax 612-626-2654

Office Address:
15-209 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Andrea MacDonald

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Veterans Administration Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa (Prothodontics), 1991-1994;

University of Michigan Hospitals and Clinics (GPR), 1990-1991

PhD, University of Maryland Dental School, 2010;

DDS, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 1989

MS, University of Iowa College of Dentistry, 1994

BS, Morgan State University (Biology), 1983

Certificate in Prosthodontics, University of Iowa College of Dentistry, 1994


Awards & Recognition

  • Old North State Dental Society, Education Award, 2014
  • ADEA Section of Year Award, Serving as Counselor, 2010
  • 2003 1st Place Oral Presentation: Dysphagia Research Society Meeting, 2003
  • 2001 SNDA Faculty Award- Leadership & Organizational Support, 2001
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1987
  • Organizational Support Student National Dental Association (SNDA), 1987
  • Outstanding Young Men of America, 1986
  • Organizational Support Student National Dental Association,1986
  • Who's Who Among Students/American Universities & Colleges, 1983
  • Dr. James E. Birnie Award, SmithKline & French, 1983
  • Beta Kappa Chi National Scientific Honor Society, 1982
  • Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society, 1982

Professional Associations

Notable Leadership Roles

  • Member, ADEA, Annual Session Planning Committee, 2014-2017
  • Chair, ADEA Council of Sections, 2014-2015
  • Chair, Faculty Council, ECU SoDM, 2013-2015
  • Chair-Elect, ADEA Council of Sections, 2013-2014
  • Secretary, ADEA Council of Sections, 2012-2013
  • Member-at-Large, ADEA Council of Sections, 2011-2012
  • Member, AADR/IADR Tellers Committee, 2011-2014
  • President, Faculty Assembly University of Maryland Dental School, 2010-2011
  • Chair, ADEA Council of Section Task Force on Program Fund, 2010-2011
  • Member, ADEA Hearing Co



  • Mays KA, Levine E. An analysis of Student Self-Assessment of Operative Preparations using CADCAM: A preliminary analysis. J of Dental Educ. 2014 December; 78 (12), 1673-1680.
  • Feldman, C, Bittong, R, Dellinger, T, Lugo, RI, Mays, KA, Murrah, VA, Overman, PR, Solomon, E, Thierer,TE. A Report of the ADEA Presidential Task Force on the Cost of Higher Education and Student Borrowing. ADEA Report to the Board of Directors. March 2013.
  • Mays, KA, Stone, M. Characterization of Mandibular Movement during Speech in Response to Oral Perturbation. Archives of Oral Biology. 2011 May; 56(5):474-82.
  • Matsuo, K, Metani, H, Mays, KA,Palmer, JB. Effect of Respiration on Soft Palate Movement in Feeding. Journal of Dental Research2010, 89(12):1401-6.
  • Mays KA, Palmer JB, Kuhlemeier KV. Craniofacial Morphology and Hyoid Movement: A Correlational Study. Dysphagia, 2009, 24(1):71-76.
  • Tohara H, Saitoh E., Mays KA, Palmer JB. Three Tests for Predicting Aspiration without Videofluorography. Dysphagia, 2003 Spring 18(2) 126-34.
  • Mays, KA. Re-establishing Occlusal Vertical Dimension using a Diagnostic Treatment Prosthesis in the Edentulous Patient-A Clinical Report.J of Prosth2003 12(1) 30-36.
  • Jacobson JJ, Maxson BB,Mays K, Kowalski CJ. A Utility Analysis of Dental Implants. Int J of Oral & Max Implants 1992 7(3) 381-88.
  • Jacobson JJ, Maxson BB, Mays K, Pebbles J, Kowalski C. Cost Effectiveness of Dental Implants: A Utility Analysis. J of Dental Educ1990 54(11) 688-89.