Kirk R. Baumgardner, DDS, PhD


Practice Limited to Endodontics

Locations and Hours Available

  • Roseville
    Monday: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Edina
    Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Blaine
    Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


  • B.S., Zoology (1975), Iowa State, Ames, Iowa
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (1979), Certificate in Endodontics (1993), University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Advanced Training

  • Ph.D., "Hypoxia in Dental Pulp and Pulpal Inflammation," Department of Radiation Biology, College of Medicine, University of Iowa, (1993).

Special Professional Interests

  • Published numerous articles on the response of the dental pulp to injury.
  • Presented original research at a number of scientific meetings.
  • Taught undergraduate and graduate Endodontics at the University of Michigan for six years.

Professional Activities

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Endodontics
  • Scientific Review Panels for the Archives of Oral Biology, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics Journal, and the Journal of Dental Research


Dr. Baumgardner lives in Oakdale and enjoys downhill skiing, golf and scuba diving with a passion for underwater photography.

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Baumgardner KR, Sulfaro MA. The anti-inflammatory effects of human recombinant copper-zinc superoxide dismutase on pulp imflammation. J Endod. 2001 Mar;27(3):190-5.
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Lam EW, Hammad HM, Zwacka R, Darby CJ, Baumgardner KR, Davidson BL, Oberley TD, Engelhardt JF, Oberley LW. Immunolocalization and adenoviral vector-mediated manganese superoxide dismutase gene transfer to experimental oral tumors. J Dent Res. 2000 Jun;79(6):1410-7.
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Law AS, Baumgardner KR, Meller ST, Gebhart GF. Localization and changes in NADPH-diaphorase reactivity and nitric oxide synthase immunoreactivity in rat pulp following tooth preparation. J Dent Res. 1999 Oct;78(10):1585-95.
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Baumgardner KR, Law AS, Gebhart FG. Localization and changes in superoxide dismutase immunoreactivity in rat pulp after tooth preparation. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 1999 Oct;88(4):488-95.
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Hall DM, Baumgardner KR, Oberley TD, Gisolfi CV. Splanchnic tissues undergo hypocix stress during whole body hyperthermia. Am J Physiol. 1999 May;276(5 Pt 1):G1195-203.
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Baumgardner KR. A review of key research desgn and statistical analysis issues. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 1997 Nov;84(5):550-6 Review.
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Yang SF, Rivera Em, Walton RE, Baumgardner KR. Canal debridement: effectiveness of sodium Hypochlorite and calcium hydroxide as medicaments. J Endod. 1996 Oct;22(10):521-5.
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Baumgardner KR, Walton RE, Osborne JW, Born JL. Induced hypoxia in rat pulp and periapex demonstrated by 3h-misonidazole retention. J Dent Res. 1996 Oct;75(10):1753-60.
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Yang SF, Rivera EM, Baumgardner KR, Walton RE, Stanford C. Anaerobic tissue-dissolving abilities of calcium hydroxide and sodium Hypochlorite. J Endod. 1995 Dec;21(12):613-6.
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Baumgardner KR, Taylor J, Walton R. Canal adaptation and coronal leakage: lateral condensation compared to Thermafil. J Am Dent Assoc. 1995 Mar;126(3):351-6.
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D'Souza RN, Bachman T, Baumgardner KR, Butler WT, Litz M. Characterization of cellular responses involved in reparative dentinogenesis in rat molars. J Dent Res. 1995 Feb;74(2):702-9.
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Baumgardner KR, Osborne JW, Walton RE, Born JL. Characterization of induced Pulpal hypoxia using 3h-misonidazole. J Endod. 1994 Dec;20(12):585-8.
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Johnson WT, Johnson GK, Baumgardner KR, Todd GL. Measurement of blood flow to osseous tissue in dogs using the radilabelled microsphere method. Comp Biochem Physiol Comp Physiol. 1993 Dec;106(4):649-52.
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Baumgardner KR, Krell KV. Ultrasonic condensation of gutta-percha: an in vitro dye penetration and scanning electron microscopic study. J Endod. 1990 Jun;16(6):253-9.
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Baumgardner KR, Shernoff AF, Gelles JH. A bifurcated Ceramometal crown. J Prosthet Dent. 1987 Nov;58(5):658.