Oral Health Services for Older Adults

Established in 1981, the Oral Health Services for Older Adults Program pioneered advances in geriatric care

The mission of the Oral Health Services for Older Adults Program (OHSOA) is to:

  • Provide training for dental and non-dental health professionals at all levels to promote better geriatric care
  • Contribute new knowledge about geriatric oral health
  • Improve community access to high quality dental care for older adults.

Contact Us

Stephen K. Shuman, DDS, MS
Associate Professor
Director, Oral Health Services for Older Adults Program
E-mail: shuma001@umn.edu

Sherry Smith
Department Administrative Supervisor
7-194 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
E-mail: smit9517@umn.edu
Phone: 612-626-0903

Walker Methodist Dental Clinic receives the 2016 LeadingAge Innovation Award

Walker Methodist Dental Clinic receives the 2016 LeadingAge Innovation Award

MN GWEP

Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program

The University of Minnesota received a five-year, $3.74 million award of federal funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP). The Minnesota Northstar GWEP is led by an interprofessional team, including the School of Dentistry and Oral Health Services for Older Adults Program.