Brent E. Larson, DDS, MS

Professor, Program Director, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences

Brent E. Larson

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-9202

Fax 612-626-2571

Office Address:
6-320 Moos Tower
515 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professor, Program 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;


Dr. Larson received his dental degree from the University of Minnesota in 1981, completed a GPR in the Air Force in 1982 and practiced general dentistry until 1985. He received his Certificate and Master’s degree in Orthodontics from the University of North Carolina in 1987. He spent 3 years as an orthodontist in the U.S. Air Force before joining the staff and faculty at the Mayo Clinic in 1990. At Mayo he served as Program Director in Orthodontics and received several “Teacher of the Year” awards. In 1996 Dr. Larson left Mayo for full-time private practice in Rochester, MN where he continues to practice 1 day a week. In 2004 he returned to full-time academics as Associate Professor and Director of Orthodontics 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.

Dr. Larson is a Past-President of the Minnesota Association of Orthodontists, the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists (MSO) and currently represents the MSO on the AAO Board of Trustees which will lead to becoming AAO President in 2018.


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, 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