Ranier Adarve, DDS, MS, MHPE

Associate Professor
Ranier Adarve, DDS, MS, MHPE


Office Phone
Office Address

15-117 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Department of Restorative Sciences,
Division of Prosthodontics


Director, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry Program for Advanced Standing Students (UMN PASS)


MS, University of Minnesota
Major: Master of Science

MHPE, National Teachers Training Center for Health Professionals, University of the Philippines

DMD, College of Dentistry, University of the Philippines
Major: Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry


Advanced Education in Prosthodontics, Residency, University of Minnesota

Licensures and Certifications

Multimedia Design and Development, University of Minnesota
Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Science Education, Harvard Macy
Advanced Education in Prosthodontics, University of Minnesota

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Dr. Ranier M. Adarve has been a member of University of Minnesota Faculty since 2007. Currently, he is the Director of Program for Advanced Standing Students (UMN PASS), an educational program for International Dentists of the University.

Dr. Adarve is also a Member of the Minnesota Board of Dentistry appointed by the MN Governor Tim Walz. He is also a Board Examiner for The Commission on Dental Competency Assessment (CDCA).

Dr. Adarve is a Course Director for Pre-Clinical Fixed Prosthodontics. He also actively participates in UMN Continuing Education Program where he is the Director and Lead Lecturer for various courses:

  • Miniresidency in Prosthodontics: Advances and Innovation in Restorative and Implant Dentistry
  • Prosthetic Management of the Edentulous Mandible with a Two-implant Overdenture
  • Implant Supported Prosthesis for the Edentulous Arch
  • nSequence and Digital Dentistry
  • Implant Supported Prosthesis Utilizing the All-on-4 Treatment Concept
  • Gingival Retraction for Dental Assistants

Honors and Recognition

Most Outstanding Faculty, University of Minnesota Dental Students

Distinguished Alumni Award in Educational Innovation, University of the Philippines Alumni Association

Teaching Excellence Award, American Dental Association

Most Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Minnesota Dental Students