Degrees and Programs

Students in DDS program in classroom

Doctor of Dental Surgery

The Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) program emphasizes scientific, scholarly, interpersonal communication and practice management skills required of graduates in a continually changing profession.

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Dental Therapy

Our Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene/Master of Dental Therapy dual degree program prepares graduates to assume roles in many different health care environments.

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Dental Hygiene

Through Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree programs in Dental Hygiene, the School of Dentistry blends a solid clinical education with the biological, behavioral and social sciences, as well as liberal arts.

Advance Your Education

Our clinical specialty training programs and graduate degrees (M.S., Ph.D.) prepare dental professionals for careers in specialty practice, advanced general dentistry, research, education and administration.

UMN PASS: For International Students

UMN PASS class
UMN PASS graduates
UMN PASS graduating class

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Program for Advanced Standing Students (UMN PASS) is a 29-month program for graduates of dental schools outside of the U.S. and Canada, who seek to practice dentistry in the U.S.

Community outreach experience

Dental students working in class
Workers at Rice Regional dental clinic
Workers at Native American community clinic

Community outreach experiences are required as a condition of graduation for dental, dental therapy, and dental hygiene students. Students have several opportunities to fulfill this requirement with rotations in 15 outreach sites across the Midwest Region.