The University of Utah School of Dentistry was created to provide the State of Utah and its region with a leading dental educational institution, one that is fully integrated into the health center of the State’s educational flagship. The School provides exceptional students with access to outstanding dental-related clinical care, to research opportunities, and to supporting resources at a reasonable cost.
Consistent with its commitment to providing excellent care to underserved individuals and populations, the School has a strong focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion among its own students, staff, and faculty. Foremost amongst its values, these attributes contribute strongly to its ability to serve, to educate, and to discover.
The School strives to integrate teaching, research, and clinical care at both the individual patient and community levels. Tomorrow’s dentists will require abilities and and skill sets that will enable them to participate with other health care providers to address complete health care needs of patients and communities. At the same time, they will be expected to provide technical advice and policy leadership addressing challenges to oral health.... Our graduates will possess the abilities and confidence to participate as equal contributing members of the health care team to improve health population-wide.