Dentistry and oral health

  • Clinical Associate Professor, School of Dentistry
  • Director, Division of Dental Therapy, Department of Primary Dental Care

Karl D. Self, MBA, DDS, clinical associate professor in the School of Dentistry and director of the Division of Dental Therapy in the Department of Primary Dental Care, manages all aspects of the Dental Therapy program. His research interests include access to care issues, health care disparities, and workforce issues. During his professional career he has been engaged in a variety of dental practice types including private practice and large group practice, yet he has spent most of his professional life in a community clinic. He has been a consultant for the Department of Human Services’ Medical Assistance program and, prior to joining the faculty of the School of Dentistry, he was the executive director of a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center in Minneapolis.