Isaac Tade smiles and looks at someone off camera

Receiving to give back

Isaac Tadé, DDS ’25, always wanted to attend the University of Minnesota for his graduate education—but financial barriers made him unsure if that would ever happen. 

Headshot of Cynthia Duta-Llangari on a School of Dentistry branded background

Caring for every community

Community is everything to Cynthia Duta-Llangari, DDS ’24. It has impacted every aspect of her life, from her memories of childhood to her decision to pursue dentistry—and it has informed every step of her way at the University of Minnesota.

Stephen Bejarano and Elizabeth Rydell Bejarano pose with Dean Mays

Summer Celebration of Donors honors 70 members of President's Club

Nearly seventy members of the President’s Club, alongside other notable donors, came together to celebrate the School of Dentistry and honor the ways donors make achievement possible. The School of Dentistry offered a special welcome to new President’s Club members Stephen Bejarano, DDS ’91 and Elizabeth Rydell Bejarano, DDS ’91.

Amy Full with her spouse and child

Building a career on giving back

Amy Full, DDS ’19, grew up in a cornfield. And today, she’s practicing dentistry in those same cornfields, fulfilling her lifelong dream to practice rural dentistry. Part of what made that dream possible was scholarship funding.

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Park receives SCADA award for summer research

Sofia SooYoung Park, DDS ’25, won first place in the Student Competition for Advancing Dental Research Application (SCADA) Basic and Translational Science Research category at the American Association for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research’s 2022 Annual Meeting