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Interim Dean Gary Anderson addresses the incoming School of Dentistry class

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry welcomed 158 incoming dental, dental therapy, and dental hygiene students at orientation sessions August 16-17 at the McNamara Alumni Center and the Rec Center.

Students participated in activities and presentations to build a sense of community and learn about resources to assist them as they transition into school. Interim Dean Gary Anderson extended an official welcome to incoming students on August 16.    

 

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.

Hannah Afwerke, Aaron Henderson, Alejandro Cisneros

Three School of Dentistry students will receive the University's prestigious President's Student Leadership and Service Award .

Hannah Afwerke (D3), Alejandro Cisneros (D2), and Aaron Henderson (D3) will receive their awards at a recognition banquet in the Fall of 2017.

The President's Student Leadership and Service Award is presented to about one-half of one percent of the student body and recognizes the student's accomplishments and contributions of outstanding student leadership at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus.

 

Research Day

About 300 community practitioners, students, staff, and faculty attended the dental school’s 13th annual Research Day on March 10. 

Lessons in a Lunch Box lunch boxes

Forty first-grade students at Elizabeth Hall Elementary School in North Minneapolis learned about dental health, healthy diets, and careers in dentistry at Minnesota’s first annual Lessons in a Lunch Box: Healthy Teeth Essentials & Facts About Snacks® Program held February 24, 2017.

Give Kids a Smile
Nearly 400 students, staff and faculty volunteers were on-hand to welcome 143 children and their families to the School of Dentistry's Give Kids  a Smile (GKAS) event on February 4, 2017.   Now in its 13th year at the dental school, the student-organized event provides much-needed care for children who've had difficulty accessing dental services. It also connects these children and their familiaies with U-M Dental Clinics as a dental 'home' for ongoing oral health care needs.
 
Dental Therapy Class of 2016

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Dental Therapy Class of 2016 celebrated at the Campus Club on December 8, 2016. The banquet was attended by 110 students, guests, faculty and staff.

Emily Strawhacker was the recepient of the Karl D. Self Student Acheivement Award. She was given the award by Ms. Karen Bohnen, a 2014 Dental Therapy graduate and the DT representative on the School of Dentistry Alumni Board.

The DT Class of 2016 features:

UMN PASS Class of 2019

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry welcomes the UMN PASS Class of 2019. The class of 16 students with dental degrees represents 12 countries: Belarus, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Nepal, Nigeria, Poland, Sudan, and Venezuela.

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.

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