Daniel D. Skaar DDS, MBA, MS

Associate Professor


Office Phone
Office Address

7-368 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States


Associate Professor, School of Dentistry
Interim Chair, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences
Director, Division of Periodontology


DDS, University of Iowa (Dentistry), 1982
MBA, Northwestern University (Business), 1990;
MS, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry (Periodontics), 1986
BS, University of Iowa (Pharmacy), 1977

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Awards & Recognition

  • BS Pharmacy with High Distinction
  • Rexall Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pharmacy Graduating Class
  • MBA with Honors
  • Rho Chi National Pharmacy Honor Society
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Business Scholastic Honor Society
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society
  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology


Research Summary/Interests

Dental service utilization in the elderly; Impact of drug therapies on dental service utilization


  • Skaar DD, Park T, Swiontkowski MF, Kuntz KM. Is Antibiotic Prophylaxis Cost-effective for Dental Patients Following Total Knee Arthroplasty? JDR Clinical & Translational Research. 2018 Nov; online before publicatio
  • Skaar DD, O'Connor H. Using the Beers criteria to identify potentially inappropriate medication use by older adult dental patients. J Am Dent Assoc. 2017 May;148(5):298-307.
  • Skaar DDPark T, Swiontkowski MF, Kuntz KM Cost-effectiveness of antibiotic prophylaxis for dental patients with prosthetic joints: Comparisons of antibiotic regimens for patients with total hip arthroplasty. J Am Dent Assoc. 2015 Nov;146(11):830-9.
  • Skaar, DD, O’Connor H, Lunos S, Luepker R, Michalowicz, BS. Dental Procedures and Risk of Experiencing Second Vascular Events in a Medicare Population. J American Dental Assoc 143(11):1-9, 2012.
  • Skaar, DD, O’Connor, H, Hodges, JS, Michalowicz, BS. Dental Procedures and Subsequent Prosthetic Joint Infections.- Findings from the Current Medicare Beneficiary Survey. J American Dental Assoc 142(12):1343-1351, 2011.
  • Skaar DD, O’Connor H. Potentially Serious Drug-Drug Interactions among Community Dwelling Older Adult Dental Patients. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology 112(2):153-160, 2011.


Board Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology