Amy Tasca, DDS, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor



Clinical Assistant Professor
Orthodontist in the Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic
Robert J. Isaacson Chair in Orthodontics


PhD, University of Minnesota, Oral Biology

DDS, Cum laude, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Dentistry

BA, Cum laude, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Biology

Licensures and Certifications

Orthodontics, University of Minnesota

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Dr. Tasca, originally from Winona, Minnesota, completed a six-year BA/DDS program at the University of Missouri Kansas City. After graduation, she practiced general dentistry in Breckenridge, Colorado and completed a teaching fellowship in Oral Surgery at UMKC. In 2012, Dr. Tasca returned to Minnesota to begin work on her PhD in conjunction with her Certificate in Orthodontics. At the completion of her residency program in 2018, she joined the University of Minnesota’s Division of Orthodontics as a full-time faculty member.

Grants and Patents

Award: The role of MyosinX in BMPs promotion of SMAD 1/5 in ost
Principal Investigator: Tasca, Amy Ward
Sponsoring Organization: NIH NIDCR NATL INST OF DENTAL
Award Dates: 2014 - 2016