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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School of Dentistry and Marriott Library: A Partnership That Has Real Teeth
Research
Jun 01, 2017

School of Dentistry and Marriott Library: A Partnership That Has Real Teeth

3d, augmented reality, virtual reality, technology

TJ Ferrill, Assistant Head of Creative Spaces, and Ben Engel, 3D Media Support and Training Specialist, both staff members of the library’s Creativity and Innovation Services Department, have been working with Assistant Professor Mark Durham, DMD, on exploring dental and medical projects involving augmented reality and 3D scanning and printing. They’ve also toyed with using this technology for staff empowerment and visioning.... Read More

U graduates its first class of future dentists
Education, Recognition
May 20, 2017

U graduates its first class of future dentists

dentistry, graduation, commencement

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

University of Utah Dental Students Offer Free Screenings to Underserved Children
Recognition
May 05, 2017

University of Utah Dental Students Offer Free Screenings to Underserved Children

underserved, outreach, dentistry, service

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

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