12-Hour Dance Marathon to Raise Money for Masonic Children’s Hospital

The UnlimitedMN is a student organization that provides year round support to youth cancer victims and their families. Their year-end event, a 12-hour Dance Marathon, where students assemble to raise funds and awareness for pediatric wellness through the efforts at Masonic Children’s Hospital. Read More information.

What: A 12-hour dance marathon attended by graduate and college students

When: MARCH 28th 12pm – 12am

Where: The Campus Sports Pavilion



Sharing YOUR thoughts on school policy made simple

How to view and comment on the SOD Strategic Plan in 2 Quick Steps

Why might this be important to me?

This month is the LAST month we, the student body, have to share OUR thoughts on the dental school strategic plan. By submitting comments, suggesting edits, or providing additions to the plan, YOU have the opportunity to shape the course of this dental school and YOUR experience. The means for viewing and commenting on the plan as it stands has been made very convenient and quick.

1) Consider the goals and actions of the Strategic Plan at this Link

- Is a goal or action unclear, or wrong in your opinion?

- Overall, what is the strategic plan not saying that you think is critical?

2) Feel free to voice your comments in the “Education Comments” form at the bottom of the page (you can post anonymously)



The CRDTS exam is an important part of the licensing process for many dental students. These students are actively seeking patients who may be eligible for free dental treatment as a part of this process.  Please visit our page by clicking the title of this post for more information.

Congratulations to Faculty of the Year!

We have many wonderful faculty at UMN-SOD, but  every year each class selects one Didactic and one Clinical faculty member to recognize for excellence in teaching.

Congrats New Class Officers!

Newly Elected Class Officers include:

  • DDS1 Class President: Aaron Henderson
  • DDS1 Class Vice Presidents: Robbie Huot & Brian Song
  • DT1 Class President: Jenna Luebker
  • DT1 Class Vice Presidents: Emily Strawhacker & Jenny Meyers
  • DH3 Class President: Jenna Schleifer
  • DH3 Class Vice Presidents: Amanda Weyek & Joanna Kampa

First Year Elections

As school starts, it’s important to get your voices heard in the various organizations that augment our curriculum. Check out our Constitution for additional details about the positions. There are elections happening in each class, so make sure to get your nominations submitted to the 2nd year class presidents!

DDS Elections:  Monday, September 15
  • President
  • Vice-President (x2)
  • Webmaster
  • ASDA Reps (x2)
  • CHIP Rep
  • ADEA Rep
  • SAGD Rep
DT Elections: Tuesday, September 23
  • President
  • Vice-President (x2)
  • CHIP Rep
DH Elections: Wednesday, October 1
  • President
  • Vice-President (x2)
  • CHIP Rep
  • GKAS Rep

Welcome New 1st Years!

We’re excited to welcome all the new students to the School of Dentistry and we look forward to meeting all of you. As a way of introduction to the UMN SOD culture we created this Welcome Video for the 1st year orientation:

Congratulations New Class Officers!

Congratulations to the following newly elected class officers:

  • DDS1 Class President – Stephen Sylwestrak
  • DDS1 Class Vice Presidents – Maggie Craven and Xu Yao
  • DT1 Class President – Kassie Scott
  • DT1 Class Vice Presidents – Megan Guthmiller and Katie Olson
  • DH3 Class President – Sophie Bove
  • DH3 Class Vice Presidents – Jill Mudrak and Jade Kemp

Benefit Dinner for Tyler Derouin (DDS4)

This is a follow up message with regards to Tyler Derouin, a 4th year DDS student who was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this month. Tyler is currently undergoing treatment at the nearby U of MN Medical Center. We are going to be hosting a Taco dinner in efforts to raise money for Tyler and his family as medical bills begin to pile up. The following contains information about donations and the Taco dinner.

Taco Dinner: ***Tickets will be sold outside of the 4th Floor locker room beginning Sept. 17th until Sept. 25th from 12:00pm to 1:00 pm.
Tickets: $15 dollar minimum donation (please make checks payable to SOD Council of Students)
Who: Classmates, Faculty, Staff, Spouses and Friends
When: Wednesday, September 25th from 4:30-7:00 pm
Where: 1-450 Moos tower (across from Retromolar Pad)
Why: Donate to support a fellow student, friend and colleague who needs our help.

Caring Bridge:

Bank account:
(Checks can be mailed to this address)
Tyler Derouin Benefit Fund
TCF Bank
615 Washington Ave SE
Mpls, MN 55414
Online donations (disclaimer: 7% transaction fee applies)

Benefit for Tyler Derouin (DDS4)

On Friday, September 6th our classmate and friend Tyler Derouin (DDS4) was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia. In order to help out Tyler and his family in this difficult time, a benefit has been planned for the evening of Wednesday, September 25th. Please join Tyler’s friends, classmates and family for an evening to include a taco bar dinner, homemade desserts and good company to raise money and wish Tyler a speedy recovery.

Who: All SOD Community members

What: A benefit dinner for Tyler Derouin. $15 minimum donation.

Where: Moos 1-450

When: Wednesday, September 25th 4:30-7pm

Why: To help Tyler and his family throughout this difficult time

More information to come!