Brent E. Larson DDS, MS

Professor, Division Director


Office Address

6-320 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States


Professor, Division Director, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences
Division of Orthodontics
Assistant Dean for Advanced Education, School of Dentistry


DDS, University of Minnesota (Dentistry), 1981
MS, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry (Orthodontics), 1987
BA, Gustavus Adolphus College (Chemistry), 1978
Certification, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry (Orthodontics), 1987;

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Dr. Brent Larson received his DDS from the University of Minnesota and his MS and certificate in Orthodontics from the University of North Carolina. He has actively practiced orthodontics in the US Air Force and at a private practice in Rochester, MN. He previously served on the faculty at the Mayo Clinic and currently serves as Professor and Director of the Division of Orthodontics, as well as the Assistant Dean for Advanced Education at the University of Minnesota. He has written many scientific articles, contributed book chapters, and given many lectures in the US and abroad. He recently received the Distinguished Dental Alumnus Award from the University of Minnesota and was named the Century Club Professor of the Year in 2017. He is a past-president of the American Association of Orthodontists.


Research Summary/Interests

Combined orthodontics/orthognathic surgery treatment; Simulation of treatment outcome; 3-dimensional imaging and it applications in orthodontics; Digital dental models and their clinical use; Periodontal aspects of orthodontic treatment; Indirect Bonding


  • Grünheid T, Larson BE. A comparative assessment of bracket survival and adhesive removal time using flash-free or conventional adhesive for orthodontic bracket bonding: A split-mouth randomized controlled clinical trial. Angle Orthod. 2019 Mar;89(2):299-305.
  • Grünheid T, Larson BE. Comparative assessment of bonding time and 1-year bracket survival using flash-free and conventional adhesives for orthodontic bracket bonding: A split-mouth randomized controlled clinical trial. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2018 Nov;154(5):621-628.
  • Gaalaas L, Gaalaas S, Gruenheid T, Boyer H, Beyer J, Larson B. Survey of recommended referral patterns for incidental sinus and airway findings on CBCT analysis in an orthodontic population. Northwest Dent; 97(2):10-17, 2018.
  • Servais JA, Gaalaas L, Lunos S, Beiraghi S, Larson BE, Leon-Salazar V. Alternative cone-beam computed tomography method for the analysis of bone density around impacted maxillary canines, Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2018; 154(3): 442-449.
  • Atresh A, Cevidanes LHS, Yatabeb M, Muniz L, Nguyen T, Larson B, Manton D, Schneider P. Three-dimensional treatment outcomes in Class II patients with different vertical facial patterns treated with the Herbst appliance. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2018;154:238-48
  • Grünheid T, Larson BE, Larson CE. Author’s response. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2017 Sep; 152(3):294-295.
  • Grünheid T, Loh C, Larson BE. How accurate is Invisalign in nonextraction cases?: Are predicted tooth positions achieved? Angle Orthod. 2017 87(6), 809-815 doi: 10.2319/022717-147.1.
  • Larson BE, Lee NK, Jang MJ, Yun PY, Kim JW, Kim YK Comparing Stability of Mandibular Setback Versus 2-Jaw Surgery in Class III Patients With Minimal Presurgical Orthodontics. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2017 Jan 30. pii: S0278-2391(17)30105-2.
  • Larson BE, Lee NK, Jang MJ, Kim YK. Comparative evaluation of the sliding plate technique for fixation of a sagittal split ramus osteotomy: finite element analysis. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2017 May;123(5):e148-e152
  • Grünheid T, Kirk DC, Larson BE. The effect of root and bone visualization on perceptions of the quality of orthodontic treatment simulations. Angle Orthod, 2017 May;87(3):384-390.
  • Grünheid T, Larson CE, Larson BE. Midpalatal suture density ratio: a novel predictor of skeletal response to rapid maxillary expansion. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2017 Feb;151(2):267-276
  • Lee YS, Kim YK, Yun PY, Larson BE, Lee NK. Comparison of the Stability After Mandibular Setback With Minimal Orthodontics of Class III Patients With Different Facial Types. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 July;74:1464e1-1464.e10
  • Lee YS, Yi YJ, Kim YK, Lee NK, Larson BE. Conservative interdisciplinary treatment of a case with multiple facial and condyle fractures. Dent Traumatol. 2016 Jun 6. doi: 10.1111/edt.12290. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Kim YK, Moon SW, Yun PY, Lee YS, Larson BE, Lee NK. Evaluation of Soft Tissue Changes Around the Lips After Mandibular Setback Surgery With Minimal Orthodontics Using Three-Dimensional Stereophotogrammetry. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 May;74(5):1044-54.
  • Grünheid T; Gaalaas S; Hamdan H; Larson BE, Effect of clear aligner therapy on the buccolingual inclination of mandibular canines and the intercanine distance. Angle Orthod 86(1):10:16, 2016
  • Kim Y-K, Moon S-W, Yun P-Y, Lee Y-S, Larson BE, Lee N-K, Evaluation of soft tissue changes around the lips after mandibular setback surgery with minimal orthodontics using three-dimensional stereophotogrammetry, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2015), doi:10.1016/j.joms.2015.11.023.
  • Grünheid T, Lee MS, Larson BE, Transfer accuracy of vinyl polysiloxane trays for indirect bonding. Angle Orthod. doi. 10.2319/042415-279.1, published online 09/10/2015
  • Hamdan HA, Grünheid T, Larson BE, Effect of fixed orthodontic treatment on the buccolingual inclination of mandibular canines: a CBCT study. Orthod and Craniofacial Research, Orthod Craniofac Res;18:156–164, 2015
  • Grünheid T, Sudit GN, Larson BE, Debonding and adhesive remnant cleanup: an in vitro comparison of bond quality, adhesive remnant cleanup, and orthodontic acceptance of a flash-free product. Eur J Orthod 37:497-502, 2015.
  • Gruenheid T, McCarthy S, Larson BE, Clinical use of a direct chairside oral scanner: an assessment of accuracy, time, and patient acceptance. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 146(5): 673-682, 2014.
  • Grünheid T, Larson BE, Repeated bracket bonding: conventional or self-etching primers? J World Fed Orthod, 3:e102-105, 2014.
  • Larson BE. Cone-beam computed tomography is the imaging technique of choice for comprehensive orthodontic assessment. Northwest Dentistry, 93(3):17-20, May-June 2014.
  • Grünheid T, Patel N, De Felippe NL, Weyd A, Gaillard PR, Larson BE, Accuracy, reproducibility, and time efficiency of dental measurements using different technologies, Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop, 145(2):157-164, 2014.
  • Pliska B, Fuchs R, Beyer JP, Larson BE, Effect of applied moment on resistance to sliding among esthetic self-ligating brackets, Angle Orthod 84(1):134-139, 2014.
  • LeCornu M, Cevidanes LHS, Zhu H, Larson B, Nguyen T, Three-dimensional treatment outcomes in class II patients treated using Herbst: pilot study. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop, 144(6):818-830, 2013.
  • Kumar Y, Janardan R, Larson B, Automatic virtual alignment of dental arches in orthodontics. Computer-Aided Design and Applications, 10(3), 371-398, 2013
  • Larson BE, Vaubel CJ, Grünheid T, The effectiveness of SureSmile technology to achieve predicted treatment outcomes, Angle Orthod 83(4), 557-562, 2013
  • Gruenheid T, Hollevoet DA, Miller JR, Larson BE, Visual scan behavior of new and experienced clinicians assessing panoramic radiographs, J World Fed Orthod, 2(1):e3-e7, 2013
  • Kumar Y, Janardan R, Larson B, Automatic feature identification in dental meshes, Computer-Aided Design and Applications, 9(6), 747-769, 2012
  • Larson BE. Cone-beam computed tomography is the imaging technique of choice for comprehensive orthodontic assessment. Am J Orthod. 141(4):402-410, 2012
  • Larson BE, Schieck JR, Gruenheid T, Ahmad M, Pliska, B. Dosimetry of a cone-beam computed tomography machine compared with a digital X-ray machine in orthodontic imaging. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 141(4):436-443, 2012
  • Sievers MM, Larson BE, Gaillard PR, Wey A. Asymmetry assessment using cone-beam CT A Class I and Class II patient comparison. Angle Orthod. 82(3):410-417, 2012
  • Pliska B, Beyer J, Larson BE, A Comparison of Resistance to Sliding of Self-ligating Brackets under an Increasing Applied Moment, Angle Orthod. Angle Orthod. 81(5):794-9, 2011
  • Pliska B DeRocher M, Larson BE, Incidence of Significant Findings on CBCT Scans of an Orthodontic Patient Population, Northwest Dentistry. Northwest Dent; 90(2):12-6, 2011.
  • Beiraghi S, Leon-Salazar V, Larson BE, John MT, Cunningham ML, Petryk A, Lohr JL. Craniofacial and intraoral phenotype of Robinow syndrome forms. Clin Genet.80(1):15-24, 2011
  • Kumar Y, Janardan R, Larson B and Moon J, Improved Segmentation of Teeth in Dental Models, Computer-Aided Design and Applications, 8(2): 211-224, 2011
  • Aynechi N, Larson BE, Leon-Salazar V, Beiraghi S Accuracy and precision of a 3D anthropometric facial analysis with and without landmark labeling prior to image acquisition. Angle Orthod. 81(2):245-52, 2011.
  • Miller JR, Larson BE, Satin D, Schuster L. Information-seeking and decision making preferences among adult orthodontic patients: an elective health care model. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2011; 39: 79–86.
  • Davila J., Miller, J., Hodges J., Beyer J., and Larson BE. The effect of neonatal capsaicin treatment on orthodontic tooth movement in the rat. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. Apr;139(4):e345-52, 2011.
  • Larson BE, Sievers MM, Ko CC. Improved Lateral Cephalometric Superimposition Using an Automated Image Fitting Technique. Angle Orthod. 80(3): 474-479, 2010.
  • Horton HMI, Miller JR, Gaillard PR, Larson BE. Technique Comparison for Efficient Orthodontic Tooth Measurements Using Digital Models. Angle Orthod 80(2): 254-261, 2010.
  • Karras J., Miller, J., Beyer, J., Hodges J., and Larson B. Effect of alendronate on orthodontic tooth movement in rats. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthod 136: 843-7, 2009.
  • Athanasiou AE, Darendeliler AM, Eliades T, Hägg U, Larson BE, Pirttiniemi P, Richmond S, Soma K, Vardimon A, Wiltshire W. World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO) guidelines for postgraduate orthodontic education. World Journal of Orthodontics 10:153-166, 2009.
  • Guenthner TA, Larson BE. Indirect Bonding: A Technique for Precision and Efficiency. Semin Orthod, 13(1): 58-63, 2007


Board Certifications

Diplomate: American Board of Orthodontics