Research

A dental hygiene student speaks with a faculty member

New grant program makes dental hygiene part of hospital care

Cyndee Stull, DHSc, director of the Division of Dental Hygiene, takes the connection between oral and systemic health seriously. That connection informs everything she does, and it’s the inspiration behind a project being funded by Delta Dental of Minnesota Foundation.

A dentist shows a model of teeth to a young child and his mother.

Ensuring oral health access through literacy

Most people know that brushing their teeth is important–but for too many Americans, their understanding of oral health stops there. Priscilla Flynn, DrPH, MPH, RDH, has made it her professional mission to change that.

Rachel Phillips, Amy Tasca and Kim Mansky smile while working in a research lab

Career-long partnership opens new horizons in clinical research

Kim Mansky, PhD, and Amy Tasca, DDS, PhD, are no strangers to working together. In fact, the director of the Minnesota Craniofacial Research Training Program served as the primary advisor to Tasca, holder of the Robert J Isaacson Chair of Orthodontics, during Tasca’s graduate studies. They haven’t stopped working together since.

Headshot of Parandis Kazemi on a University of Minnesota branded background

Pursuing research and practice with a dual degree

When it came time to decide on a post-graduate path, Parandis Kazemi didn’t want to have to choose between her two passions. The School of Dentistry allowed her to keep her options open, pursuing both research and practice, thanks to a dual degree program.