Why hire UMN School of Dentistry DDS Students?

Dentists graduating from the University of Minnesota are a cut above the rest. Here are a few of the many reasons employers are excited to hire a Golden Gopher grad:

Our graduates serve the community as a point of pride.

Our in-house clinics have earned Angie’s List Super Service Award for exemplary service. Students participate in community outreach 6-8 weeks of their education at locations spanning three states, and can do a dental externship through a partnership with the Indian Health Service. Many students provide volunteer services to patients through Give Kids a Smile Day, Mission of Mercy, Union Gospel Mission, or service trips to Guatemala.

Our graduates learn from world-class researchers and educators.

We are home of the ADEA Gies-award winning Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics (MDRCBB) and several other research labs devoted to basic, clinical, and behavioral sciences, investigating everything from neuroscience to oral health disparities. Our research team helps bring the latest discoveries into our classrooms, clinics and dental practices statewide, and students contribute to the knowledge base through the competitive Summer Dental Research Program.