Dental Health

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Want to stay healthy?

Start by improving your own oral health care. After all, your mouth is a major entry point for bacteria and infections.

That’s why patients who are medically compromised because of a major surgery, cancer treatment or another significant procedure need extraordinary oral health care.

Our graduate dental residents—educated by attending dentists specializing in endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, oral surgery and other fields—have experience treating adult patients with underlying medical conditions that may require special dental care.

The University of Minnesota Physicians adult dental program provides an array of services, from routine cleanings to full mouth restorations, in a relaxed, comfortable environment. We also specialize in dental care for adult patients with physical or developmental disabilities, people with anxiety or fear of the dental experience and underserved demographics in our community. Even if you don’t have any underlying medical complications, you are welcome to make an appointment with our dental residents.

The attending dentists training our dental residents are all University of Minnesota School of Dentistry faculty members. Many also have years of experience operating their own private practices in the Twin Cities community.

University of Minnesota Physicians provides adult and pediatric dental care at two separate clinics on the East Bank of our medical campus. For emergency dental healthcare after hours, please contact the University of Minnesota Medical Center Emergency Department by calling 612-273-3000, or go to the nearest emergency room. University of Minnesota Physicians also treats young patients at our Pediatric Dental Clinic.

Conditions Treated

  • Cleft lip and cleft palate
  • Crooked teeth (orthodontics)
  • Discolored teeth
  • Ectodermal dysplasia
  • Facial pain
  • Gum disease (periodontics)
  • Missing teeth (prosthodontics)
  • Sleep apnea and snoring
  • Skull and facial disorders
  • Tooth decay

For any questions, or if you need additional information, please contact:
Patient Representative



  • Dental hygiene and preventative dentistry (including dental exams, X-rays and oral hygiene instruction
  • Cosmetic and restorative services (including fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures, veneers, and root canals)
  • Endodontic services
  • Oral surgical services (including extraction of wisdom teeth and placement of dental implants)
  • Orthodontic services
  • Periodontal services
  • Urgent and Emergency Services (including pain and broken teeth, mouth infections and head and neck trauma)

Specialty highlights

Special services
UMPhysicians can help if you need extra attention due to:

  • Medical conditions – including Alzheimer’s disease, autoimmune disorders, blood disorders, cardiovascular disease, central nervous system problems, diabetes, kidney disease, liver disease, lung disease, and others
  • Blood and marrow transplant
  • Cancer treatment
  • Dental phobia and anxiety
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Infectious disease - including tuberculosis, hepatitis, HIV and herpes
  • Marrow and organ transplantation
  • Physical disabilities and mobility challenges


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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