Our Mission and History
The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry advances health through scientific discovery, innovative education, and the highest-quality care for all communities. Learn more about our Mission and History.
Advancing health through scientific discovery, innovative education and the highest quality care for all communities.
The School of Dentistry educates general dentists, dental specialists, dental therapists, dental hygienists, dental educators and research-scientists. We have earned an international reputation for our educational, clinical, research, service, and patient care programs. Learn more about our Programs.
We are a research leader in virology, biomaterials, the mechanisms of pain and bone development, and in the relationship between oral health & general health. Learn more about Research.
Senior students treat patients under faculty supervision in one of the school’s 13 outreach sites located in the Twin Cities; throughout Greater Minnesota and the Dakotas; and aboard a touring mobile dental unit. Learn more about Outreach.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry assures that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation. We also acknowledge that we work and study on the traditional lands of the Dakota People, and pay respect to elders both past and present. Learn more about how we are creating an environment of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Predoctoral dental and undergraduate dental hygiene programs and all Advanced Education programs are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.