Dr. Ebose Okoruwa DDS

Background and Education

Dr. Ebose Okoruwa, he goes by Ebo (A-bow) for short, was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and grew up in Council Bluffs, Iowa and Omaha, Nebraska. His parents migrated from Nigeria to Iowa because his mother started her career as a MD pediatrician there. His mother is known around town as Dr. O and she is very involved in the community. Dr. Ebo played football and ran track at his high school, Omaha Creighton Preparatory School, before graduating in 2010.

Dr. Ebo received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry at the University of Iowa, and stayed in Iowa City to complete his dental school education at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Clinics. In dental school he participated in research and was the Vice President of the Pediatric Dentistry club. Every year in dental school he participated in the Iowa Mission of Mercy, where they gave away millions of dollars in free dental care to the public. Also, he volunteered to work at a free dental clinic in Iowa City that provided treatment for the less fortunate in the area. He graduated dental school with distinction, a recognition of his academic achievements while in dental school. Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Ebo moved up to Minneapolis to complete his residency in specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Minnesota. However, in his heart he will always be a Hawkeye.

After 10 years straight of going to schooling, Dr. Ebo is excited to finally set down roots in the Twin Cities. Outside of the clinic, you can find him biking around the cities, going on hikes, and watching sports.

 

Additional Training

Dr. Ebo is trained in pediatric advanced life support and basic life support. During residency, he worked in the research lab of Dr. Robert Jones where he investigated how different bacterial strains may have a role in a cavity progressing but are not affected by routine prevention techniques commonly prescribed. Dr. Ebo is a member of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

 

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Ebo is a firm believer in prevention and trying to make an individualized plan for each patient that works for the goals of both patient and provider. When caring for children, he wants to make sure that each child feels like they are heard and have a positive experience. He wants to prevent children from developing dental phobias due to bad childhood experiences, which can lead to a lifetime of poor oral health. Also, that every day is another opportunity to learn something new.