Events

Give Kids a Smile

On February 10, 2018, more than 450 volunteers - including dental, dental therapy and dental hygiene students and faculty, staff and residents from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry as well as outside licensed providers, pre-dent and interprofessional students - helped 197 kids at Give Kids a Smile.

The annual volunteer-run event helps connect children in need to the health care system and to the U-M Dental Clinics as their dental home.

2017 Minnesota State Fair

More than 700 fairgoers lined up in droves to meet and talk with University of Minnesota School of Dentistry volunteers at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair on Friday, August 25.

School of Dentistry Chainbreaker team

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry helped raise more than $86,000 for cancer research at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center at the Chainbreaker bicycle ride on August 11-13.

The School of Dentistry Peloton featured 73 riders and the Lytic Cycles had 13 riders for the trip through Minnesota. More than 30 School of Dentistry volunteers anchored two rest stops, registration tables and helped in many other capacities throughout the weekend.

Stephen K. Shuman

Congratulations to Stephen K. Shuman, DDS, MS, who received the School of Dentistry's 2016 Century Club Professor of the Year Award. The award is the school's highest honor and is given annually in recognition of significant contributions to the school in the areas of education, research and service. Dr.

MDRCBB 25th Anniversary

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry’s Minnesota Dental Resource Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics (MDRCBB) celebrated its 25th anniversary with colleagues from around the world on October 17-18, 2016.

The School of Dentistry at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair

University President Eric W. Kaler and Mrs. Karen Kaler were among the more than 500 fairgoers who stopped by the School of Dentistry's booth at the Minnesota State Fair on August 26. The exhibit featured activities that promote the school's patient clinics and research expertise, and advance awareness of oral health as an integral component of health and wellbeing.

DDS Class of 2020 takes their oath

First-year dental, dental therapy and dental hygiene students were welcomed to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry on September 16, 2016, at Northrop Auditorium at a White Coat Ceremony.

In the clinic setting, professional attire evokes the trust and respect of patients. The White Coat ceremony impresses upon future practitioners the significance of that trusting relationship and celebrates their commitment to the goals of professionalism, ethical practice, scientific and technical expertise, and compassionate service to others.

Graduation Outside Northrup Auditorium

Students, family, friends, faculty and staff gathered on May 13 to celebrate the accomplishments of our students at the School of Dentistry's 127th Commencement Ceremony held at Northrop Memorial Auditorium. A total of 177 candidates were recognized: Doctor of dental surgery (109); Advanced dentistry education and oral biology programs (38); Master of dental therapy (6); Master of science in dental hygiene (3); and Bachelor of science in dental hygiene (24).

Kim Johnson

Kimberly Johnson is a ‘can do’ and ‘will do' educator, clinician, researcher and volunteer whose commitment to professionalism serves as an example to those who know her.

A three-time graduate of the University of Minnesota, Johnson is an alumna of the School of Dentistry GDA, BS and Master’s degree programs in dental hygiene.

Michael Zakula

Michael Zakula ('76) is a problem solver and a change agent whose efforts to support dental education and enhance access to dental care for northeastern Minnesota patients have resulted in initiatives that serve as models for the nation.

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