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About Our School

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.

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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.

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Our Programs

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 its educational, clinical, research, service, and patient care programs. Learn more about our Programs.

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Dean Keith A. Mays, DDS, MS, PhD leads the school in its mission, vision and core values. Learn more about Leadership.

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Research Excellence

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.

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Community Outreach

Senior students treat patients under faculty supervision in one of the school’s 15 outreach sites located in the Twin Cities; throughout Greater Minnesota and the Dakotas; and aboard a touring mobile dental unit. Learn more about Outreach.

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Alumni Support

We believe that our dental students are the future of the profession, and that alumni relations begin in dental school and last a lifetime. Learn more about Alumni.


Predoctoral dental and undergraduate dental hygiene programs and all Advanced Education programs are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.