The University of Utah Campus

Our Vision

The Future of Dentistry: Transforming Scholarship into Leadership

Our Mission

The mission of the University of Utah's School of Dentistry is to improve the oral and overall health of the community through education, research and service based on:

  1. Academic excellence
  2. Exceptional, compassionate and innovative patient-centered care
  3. Research to advance knowledge and continually improve oral health 
  4. Community collaboration, enrichment and service
  5. Leadership


The School of Dentistry builds on Utah’s Regional Dental Education Program (RDEP), launched in 1980. Since its inception 34 years ago, Utah’s program has successfully recruited top students from around the nation who are pursuing careers in dentistry. With the inauguration of the new School of Dentistry, the RDEP program will be retired when the last RDEP students complete their education in 2016.