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Jensen, Peter Professor


Jensen received his bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard University in 1972. He completed both his master’s degree (1976) and his dental degree (1979) at the University of Detroit (now Detroit Mercy). He completed his general practice residency training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry/Strong Memorial Hospital in 1980. He then returned to the rural community in Nebraska where he grew up and maintained a private general dental practice until 1999. At that time, he became a faculty member in the Eastman Department of Dentistry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where he was director of the faculty practice until 2005.

Jensen joined UNM in June 2005. He has an appointment in both the Department of Dental Medicine and the College of Nursing.

Research Interests

Jensen has ongoing involvement in promoting interprofessional collaboration between dentistry and primary care in medicine as a way to improve access to oral health.