Jeffrey M. Karp DMD, MS

Clinical Associate Professor


Office Address

University of Minnesota Pediatric Dental Clinic Made Possible by Delta Dental of Minnesota
701 25th Ave. S., Suite 400
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States


Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences
Director, Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program Division of Pediatric Dentistry


The Ohio State University and Columbus Children's Hospital (Pediatric Dentistry), 2004
DMD, Temple University School of Dentistry, 2002
MS, The Ohio State University (Pediatric Dentistry), 2004
Muhlenberg College (Biochemistry), 1998

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Dr. Jeff Karp is a pediatric dentist and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. He is the Director of the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program. Jeff is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Hemaintains clinical privileges with University of Minnesota Physicians and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. In this capacity, Dr. Karp teaches pediatric dentistry residents and dental students to provide a dental home for infants, children, and adolescents with complex medical conditions, physical, neurodevelopmental, and intellectual disabilities, and cleft and craniofacial differences. Dr. Karp, a 2016-2019 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Fellow, is Chair-Elect of the Section on Oral Health at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Jeff is a husband and father of 3 daughters, an avid audiobook and podcast listener, a coffee and chocolate enthusiast, and a street photographer and digital artist with an international following on Instagram. 


Research Summary/Interests

  • Scholarship and Advocacy
  • Interprofessional oral health education
  • Telementoring via Project ECHO
  • Dental care for children with special health care needs
  • Health equity for children with disabilities


Board Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry