Grant R. Colling, BS, DDS
Grant R. Colling, BS, DDS

Grant R. Colling, BS, DDS

Assistant Professor
School of Dentistry

Academic Appointments


  • Diagnostic Sciences


  • Assistant Professor


Dr. Colling completed his undergraduate work at the University of Jamestown where he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1973. While attending the University of Jamestown, Dr. Colling was a member of the Men’s Varsity Basketball Team for four years and was President of the American Institute for Biological Studies.   
Before entering dental school, Dr. Colling was a junior high and high school Science Instructor and received first place, two years in a row, in the Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards, Fargo Forum.  
In 1981, Dr. Colling received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Creighton University School of Dentistry.  Dr. Colling is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon.   While at Creighton, Dr. Colling tutored freshman dental students, and served as President of his class from 1978 –1981, was the Senior Essay Award Winner, and was recognized for Instructional Contribution to the Freshman Occlusion Coarse.  
Dr. Colling served as a restorative board member of the Heartland Study Club (a Seattle Study Club franchise).  From this study club he received four awards: 1996 Clinical Excellence Award, 1997 Outstanding Clinician of the Year Award, 1999 Clinician Excellence Award and 2002 Outstanding Clinician Presentation Award.  Since 2004, Dr. Colling has been a member of the Pankey Affiliated Study Group North Star Chapter, Fargo, ND.  Since 2014 he has been a member of the Midwest Acorn Group based out of Memphis, TN and directed by Dr. Herb Blumenthal.  Dr. Colling has been a member of the ADA and MDA since 1981. 
For the past 37 years, Dr. Colling’s private practice has served the community of Fergus Falls, Minnesota.  Dr. Colling’s practice emphasized comprehensive, restorative, occlusal, TMD, and airway issues.  

Awards and Honors

  • Elected to membership, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, 1981