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Department and Faculty

Orthodontics residents working with a patient.

The Department of Dental Specialties staff at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota provides coordinated care for patients who require specialized dental treatment.

In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their field. You will have direct access to these individuals throughout your training program.

Advisors and mentors

You will choose a mentor to serve as your advocate in academic, clinical and personal arenas. Academic progress is monitored and residents with academic/staff potential are identified early and recommended to the department.

Visiting professors

Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during morning and late afternoon lectures. Residents are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities to interact with experts from other academic centers and are relieved from clinical assignments to do so.