Amy Tasca, DDS, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Amy Tasca, DDS, PhD


Office Phone
Office Address

6-320 Moos Tower 515 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences,
Division of Orthodontics


Clinical Assistant Professor
Robert J. Isaacson Chair in Orthodontics


PhD, University of Minnesota
Major: Oral Biology

 DDS, Cum laude, University of Missouri - Kansas City
Major: Dentistry

BA, Cum laude, University of Missouri - Kansas City
Major: Biology

Licensures and Certifications

Orthodontics, University of Minnesota

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Dr. Tasca, originally from Winona, Minnesota, completed a six-year BA/DDS program at the University of Missouri Kansas City. After graduation, she practiced general dentistry in Breckenridge, Colorado and completed a teaching fellowship in Oral Surgery at UMKC. In 2012, Dr. Tasca returned to Minnesota to begin work on her PhD in conjunction with her Certificate in Orthodontics. At the completion of her residency program in 2018, she joined the University of Minnesota’s Division of Orthodontics as a full-time faculty member.

Grants and Patents

Selected Grants

Award: The role of MyosinX in BMPs promotion of SMAD 1/5 in ost
Principal Investigator: Tasca, Amy Ward
Sponsoring Organization: NIH NIDCR NATL INST OF DENTAL
Award Dates: 2014 - 2016