Our Oral and Facial Surgery Team

The faculty of the University of Minnesota Oral and Facial Surgery clinic provides evaluation and treatment by leaders in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This care is provided with the help of residents who are dentists pursuing advanced training in the specialty.

Robert A. Nadeau, DDS, MD

Division and Residency Director for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Rachel Uppgaard, DDS

Clinical Associate Professor

Residency Coordinator

Jordan Knapp

Clinic Manager

Ashley Boege, LDA

Adjunct Faculty

  • Dr. Tudor Stiharu, FRCD
  • Dr. Levi Zarbano
  • Dr. Angie Rake
  • Dr. Scott Rake
  • Dr. Christopher Koehn
  • Dr. Christopher Rivers
  • Dr. Donald Primley


  • Dr. J. Jurovich, Chief Resident
  • Dr. K. Primley, Chief Resident
  • Dr. C. Anderson, Chief Resident
  • Dr. H Afwerke Lynch, 3rd year resident
  • Dr. E. Hu, 3rd year resident
  • Dr. T. Smith, 3rd year resident
  • Dr. J. Tepper, 3rd year resident
  • Dr. M. Ash, 2nd year resident
  • Dr. V. Chau, 2nd year resident
  • Dr. S. McGowan, 2nd year resident
  • Dr. M. Salous, 2nd year resident
  • Dr. O. Bechtel, 1st year resident 
  • Dr. A. Johnson, 1st year resident
  • Dr. F. Proulx 1st year resident

Non-Categorical Faculty

  • Dr. B. Robbins
  • Dr. G. Noesen

Dental Assistants

  • Anita C, LDA
  • Ashley D, LDA
  • Dawn L, LDA
  • Laura H, LDA
  • Taylor H, LDA
  • Hlena T, LDA

Billing Personnel

  • Sierra B 
  • Kelsi H
  • Tanya D

Implant Coordinator

  • Ashley Boege

Administrative Assistant / Referral and OR Coordinator

  • Kate N