Tears streamed down Rachel Smith's face as she paid tribute to each of her fellow University of Utah School of Dentistry graduates at Saturday morning's commencement ceremony. She and the 19 other class of 2017 members were the inaugural graduates from the U.'s School of Dentistry, the first new school or college added to the university in 50 years. The class had a 100 percent pass rate for the National Board Dental Examination and the Western Regional Examining Board and 13 of the graduates will continue their education through residencies and fellowships across the country.... Read More
The Future of Dentistry: Transforming Scholars into Leaders
The University of Utah School of Dentistry’s mission is to improve the oral and overall health of the community through education, research, and service based on: academic excellence; exceptional, compassionate, and innovative patient-centered care; research to advance knowledge and continually improve oral health; community collaboration, enrichment, and service; and leadership.
First Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) Degree Coming in 2017
The University of Utah School of Dentistry will grant its first DDS degree in 2017.
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“Graduating in the first class feels like we are leaving a legacy — a legacy of collaboration, relationship building, and involvement that future classes will surely surpass,” said Amber Clark, one of the students expected to graduate.... Read More
More than 350 elementary school children in the Salt Lake City region received free dental screenings last December from University of Utah Health’s School of Dentistry. The check-ups were part of a special initiative, the Pediatric Oral Health Outreach Program, aimed at providing dental care for children within the Salt Lake City School District who otherwise could not afford it.... Read More
"Dental school anywhere is a wild adventure, but when you're in the first class at a brand new dental school, it's even more of a wild ride. There are ups and downs in the whole process, but it has been a really good experience and it's something that I would definitely do again." - Amber Clark, Class of 2017... Read More
This May, future dentists will toss their mortarboard hats into the air as the first cohort of students to graduate from the University of Utah’s School of Dentistry. The U’s first new school in more than 50 years has built an impressive reputation in its four short years; the inaugural class had the second-highest GPA for incoming dental students in the United States, all 20 students have passed their dental board exams and scored in the top 15 percent nationally, and all will practice dentistry either in private practice or with additional training.... Read More
The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) has announced Rena D’Souza as the 2017 recipient of the AADR Irwin D. Mandel Distinguished Mentoring Award. She was recognized at the Association’s 46th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Calif., USA, on March 22, 2017, at the Opening Ceremonies. This meeting was held in conjunction with the 95th General Session & Exhibition of the International Association for Dental Research and the 41st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research. ... Read More