Keta Desai, DDS, MHA

Clinical Assistant Professor
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Office Address

7-238 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Department of Primary Dental Care,
Division of Dental Hygiene,
Department of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences,
Division of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology


Clinical Assistant Professor


MHA, Executive Program, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

DDS, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

BS, Neuroscience, University of Minnesota

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Dr. Keta Desai is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Division of Diagnostic and Biological Sciences and Division of Primary Dental care at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. She earned her dental degree and bachelor of science degree with summa cum laude and high honors from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. From her early years of higher education, she has pursued several teaching roles as teaching assistant and tutor. As a dental student, she assisted the radiology department with continuing education courses instructing dental specialists and general dentists in private practice with the use of CBCT imaging softwares. Furthermore, Dr. Desai conducted multiple research projects with departments of oral radiology, orthodontics, diagnostic and biological sciences, and veterinary sciences. She presented undergraduate and graduate research projects at numerous conferences across the country including regional AADR and national IADR conventions.

After working as a general dentist in private practice and as adjunct assistant professor with Department of Restorative Sciences, Dr. Desai accepted a full-time position with the Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis, and Radiology and Department of Dental Hygiene. In her current position, she enjoys both didactic and clinical instruction in oral radiology with predoctoral DDS, DH, and DT students. Dr. Desai also routinely teaches continuing education courses in oral radiology including those that address shortage of auxiliary dental professionals in the state of Minnesota. Her professional interests include CBCT imaging, use of technology including data analytics/science in dentistry, and encouraging graduates to pursue roles in dental academia. 


  • Media and Technology for Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Women’s Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota
  • Data Analytics with SQL and Metadata, Google
  • Data Visualization, PwC
  • Data Science & Analytics Specialization, IBM


  • American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon - Beta Beta chapter 2013


Argyris PP, Koutlas IG, Cooley S, Yohe SL, Desai K, Gopalakrishnan R. Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma of the oral cavity presenting as gingival mass: report of the histopathologic and molecular characteristics of an unusual case featuring clonal T-cell receptor γ gene rearrangement by polymerase chain reaction. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2014 Dec;118(6):e198-204. doi: 10.1016/j.oooo.2014.07.006. Epub 2014 Jul 25. PMID: 25311166.