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.
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.
Specialty and Advanced Education Programs
UMN Pass: For International Students
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
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.