Four residents sit or stand in a conference room and discuss what is displayed on a projector screen

35 incoming learners join advanced education programs

The School of Dentistry welcomes 35 learners across specialty programs for the upcoming academic year. They include four residents in endodontics, six in general practice residency, three in oral and maxillofacial surgery, four in pediatrics, three in prosthodontics, two in orofacial pain, three in periodontics, six in orthodontics and three graduate students in oral biology.


Dean Keith Mays poses for a selfie with graduating students

School of Dentistry celebrates 198 graduates

With friends and family in attendance, the school honored 123 Doctor of Dental Surgery graduates, 26 Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene graduates, 8 Master of Dental Therapy graduates, 36 candidates for advanced education in dentistry, four candidates for the Master of Science in Dental Hygiene and one graduate student in oral biology.


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.

Student Engagement on Display | A Message from the Dean

One of the proudest moments an educator experiences is seeing their students succeed. Earlier in my career, I had a mentee who would drop in and camp out with endless questions on their mind. Although it momentarily interrupted my work, I didn’t mind. I was fortunate to have mentors in my past who allowed me to do the same thing long ago. Fast forward, and I was amazed to see the mentee grow as they presented at a national meeting.