University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
The University of Minnesoata Dental School supports Preventive Dentistry
WHY IS PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY IMPORTANT AND WHEN SHOULD
Preventive Dentistry means a healthy smile that requires fewer visits to the Dentist:
- Eating becomes more enjoyable because healthy mouths chew more easily
and gain more nutrients from the foods they eat.
- You can also speak more quickly and clearly.
- People with healthier mouths have a better chance of general health, because disease in the mouth can endanger the rest of the body.
- A healthy mouth is more attractive, and you can have confidence that you are putting forth your best appearance.
- Preventive Dentistry is the first step to becoming cavity-free.
Preventive dentistry begins Regular Tooth brushing.
The earlier your dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental disease and reducing your time in the Dentist’s Chair
Visit your dentist for a complete examination to lay the foundations for having the best in dental health.
General and specialty services
for children and adults.
We accept state health plans
and most insurance plans.
Hours: 9am - 12pm and 1:15 - 4p.m M-F
Phone: (612) 625-2495
After hours emergencies: Contact your nearest hospital emergency room.
University of Minnesota
7th Floor, 515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
At the University of Minnesota Dental Clinics we provide general and specialty dental care in association with the School of Dentistry's educational programs. Each year, there are more than 100,000 patient visits in the dental clinics which are located in Moos Health Sciences Tower on the East Bank of the Minneapolis East Bank Campus. The following summarizes the variety of treatment choices available.
Predoctoral Student Clinic
All treatment in the predoctoral student clinic is provided by students under faculty supervision. Patient selection is based upon the educational needs and resources of the School of Dentistry. Patient Information Brochure
Dental Hygiene Clinic
Dental hygiene students provide teeth cleaning under faculty supervision to current patients, U of M students and other individuals depending on dental health needs.
Post-graduate Training Programs
The School of Dentistry has training programs in the certified specialties of endodontics ("root canal" treatment), oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics (treatment of gingival disorders, i.e. "gum disease"), and prosthodontics (replacement of missing teeth with fixed and/or removable prosthesis, including implants). Additional programs address TMJ disorders, facial pain, cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies.
The School of Dentistry also houses a faculty dental practice which serves patients who choose to be treated by School of Dentistry faculty members.
Through a variety of clinics, patients have access to specialized care for conditions including TMD/TMJ, orofacial pain, cleft palate, ectodermal dysplasia and Xerostomia.
Individuals who want to see a School of Dentistry specialist without traveling to the Twin Cities can do so through teledentistry at the Hibbing Community Dental Clinic.
U of M researchers are continually seeking voluntary participants. Many times the participants are reimbursed for their efforts. More about research opportunities
Predoctoral Student Clinic
The first step in making an application to participate in our program is to arrange for an interview and initial examination to determine if your treatment needs would qualify you as a potential teaching case. Some patients will not qualify for treatment in our student clinic at the School of Dentistry because their treatment needs are not within the parameters of the educational program. Appointments may be made by phone at 612-624-8400 or in person at the School of Dentistry 7th floor Registration Area.
Teaching cases are selected based on the needs of the clinical education programs. Therefore, not all people can be accepted since we have limited capacity in some treatment clinics.
At your screening appointment, a limited exam and other diagnostic aids such as x-rays may be ordered. If selected, our Patient Assignment Area will match your treatment needs with a student dentist and you will be contacted for future dental appointments.
There are separate phone numbers to register to become a patient for our Pediatric Clinic (children’s dentistry) and Orthodontic Clinic (braces). The Pediatric Clinic can be reached at 612-625-7171 and the Orthodontics Clinic at 612-625-6444.
Patients should consider the amount of time necessary to complete their care at the University of Minnesota Dental School to make sure this will not impose any undue hardship. Your student dentist will also have periodic educational breaks similar to other teaching institutions and during these times the patient clinics are not open for routine dental appointments.
Through a variety of clinics, patients have access to specialized care for conditions including: TMD/TMJ, Orofacial Pain, cleft palate, ectodermal dysplasia, Xerostomia and smoking cessation.
Children’s Dental Services to provide clinics
South Washington County Bulletin
Published Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Children’s Dental Services of Minneapolis will hold its first monthly dental clinic at the Washington County Service Center-Cottage Grove Feb. 6, according to a Washington County press release.
The nonprofit agency serves children up to 21 years old and pregnant women. They accept all forms of medical assistance or insurance and also offer a sliding scale under which families can qualify for free or reduced-cost care.
Appointments can be made by contacting Children’s Dental Services at (612) 746-1530.
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Services will be available at the Cottage Grove Service Center, WIC clinic, on the second Friday of each month following the Feb. 6 start-up date.
The service center is at 13000 Ravine Parkway South in Cottage Grove.