• Waite

    Standing on the shoulders of giants

    Recognized as one of the premier educational events for oral and maxillofacial surgeons, residents and dental students, the Daniel E. Waite Lectureship celebrated its 25th anniversary on March 27-28 when more than 92 participants from across the Midwest convened at the University of Minnesota.

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  • Give Kids a Smile Day 2015

    School of Dentistry students help more than 150 kids

    More than 150 kids received free comprehensive dental care at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry on Saturday, February 7, as part of Give Kids a Smile day.

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    Patient Care

    At the University of Minnesota Dental Clinics we provide general and specialty dental care in association with the School of Dentistry's educational programs.

    Patient care at the School of Dentistry

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    Programs and admissions

    In addition to having the largest enrollment of pre-doctoral dental students in the Upper Midwest, the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry also offers numerous programs for aspiring dental therapists and dental hygienists.

    School of Dentistry programs and admissions

  • Moos Tower

    School of Dentistry receives ADEA grant to address oral health disparities

    The School of Dentistry has received a $70,000 grant from the ADEA Dental Education Association Minority Dental Faculty Development (MDFD) program to address oral health disparities in vulnerable children and communities.

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    Outreach

    The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry has a strong commitment to community outreach, and our community oral health activities are an important part of both our education and service mission.

    School of Dentistry outreach

  • Dental Therapy student

    PEW Charitable Trusts visit Native American Community Clinic Dental Clinic

    Dental leaders, legislators, policymakers and dental access coalition leaders visited the Native American Community Clinic Dental Clinic to learn more about Minnesota's dental therapists.

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  • Rice Memorial Hospital

    School of Dentistry, Rice Memorial Hospital Partner for Success

    In 2005, Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar approached the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry for assistance in meeting the growing oral health needs of the area. Today, the Rice Regional Dental Clinic serves patients in a 17-county area. Watch a video documenting this partnership.

    See the video

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    Research

    The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry supports a strong research program in basic sciences, clinical sciences, social and behavioral science and public health.

    Research at the School of Dentistry

Welcome to the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Our Mission

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is the state’s only dental school, and the only dental school in the northern tier of states between Wisconsin and the Pacific Northwest. As such, we are a regional resource to five states for dental education, consulting services, patient treatment, and ongoing continuing dental education. We educate general dentists and dental specialists, dental therapists, dental hygienists, dental educators and research scientists. The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry advances health through scientific discovery, innovative education, and the highest-quality care for all communities. Click here to view our mission statement.

What's happening at the School of Dentistry

Gala
Relive the Gala

The School of Dentistry celebrated its 125th anniversary with a black tie gala on Friday, October 24, 2014. Relive the lovely event with videos from throughout the night. Make a gift.

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Angies List
Angie's List recognizes University of Minnesota Dental Clinics with 2014 Super Service Award

The University of Minnesota Dental Clinics have earned the service industry's coveted Angie's List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014.

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