The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is the only dental school in the nation that trains and educates dental therapists.
Dental Therapists are educated alongside dental and dental hygiene students both in the classroom and during patient care in the clinics at the School of Dentistry.
All of our dental therapy graduates spend 6-8 weeks at outreach clinics affiliated with the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry which provides the following experiences:
- Working with dental assistants
- Working in Rural and Urban community settings
- Treating patients in a dental office setting
- Access to more patients per day