News & Events
The School of Dentistry celebrated with members of its fifth class of dental therapy graduates at a Senior Banquet held in their honor at the Campus Club on Thursday, December 3, 2015. More than 80 students, guests, faculty and staff were on-hand to congratulate dental therapy graduates Scott Danzl, Megan Guthmiller, Ashley Mayry, Katie Lynne Olson, Kassie Scott, and Lucky Vang.
The ADEAGies Foundation has named the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, along with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU) and the Minnesota Board of Dentistry, as recipients of its prestigious 2016 Gies Award for Outstanding Vision by a Public or Private Partner for their efforts to advance dental therapy education in Minnesota. The Foundation also named School of Dentistry Professor Mark Herzberg, D.D.S., Ph.D., as the 2016 recipient of the Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Dental Educator.
The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) honored Heather J. Conrad, D.M.D., M.S., FACP, FRCD(C), with the Educator of the Year Award. Dr. Conrad was honored in October 23, 2015 at the Annual Awards and President’s Dinner during the 45th Annual Session of the American College of Prosthodontists in Orlando.
Six-time University of Minnesota graduate E. Dianne Rekow, D.D.S., Ph.D., received the Outstanding Achievement Award, the University of Minnesota's highest recognition, and Michael Zakula, D.D.S. received the University of Minnesota Alumni Service Award at an October 15 ceremony.
On June 22, the University of Minnesota announced that School of Dentistry alumna E. Dianne Rekow, D.D.S., Ph.D. has been awarded the University's highest recognition to alumni, the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award.
Jill Stoltenberg, a three-time graduate of the University of Minnesota and Associate Professor in Dental Hygiene, was honored at the Century Club Professor of the Year Gala on October 6, 2015. The annual celebration, hosted by the Office of Academic Affairs, recognizes all distinguished faculty who have been awarded Professor of the Year since its inception in 1968.
James Q. Swift, DDS, received the 2015 Robert V. Walker Distinguished Service Award on September 30, 2015, at the 97th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Washington D.C.
First-year dental, dental therapy and dental hygiene students received their white clinic coats on Friday, September 18, in Northrop Memorial Auditorium in a White Coat Ceremony.
The School of Dentistry Strategic Plan took a significant step forward on Monday, September 14, at the 2015 School of Dentistry All-School Retreat in the DQ Room at TCF Bank Stadium.
A grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health will fund a five-year program called the Minnesota Collaborative Rural Oral Health Project (MN-CROHP), led by the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.