Message From the Founding Dean
Welcome to the University of Utah School of Dentistry. We are excited about our new dental school, and we hope you are too. The School of Dentistry is based on the dental program that has been at the University of Utah for over 30 years. That program, called the Regional Dental Education Program (RDEP), is being retired now that we have a full DDS program. We received the initial accreditation in August 2012 and are currently working hard to meet our goal of being a top-tier school of dentistry.
Our class size of 20 students along with dedicated and professional teachers allows for a unique and personalized learning environment. Combining some classes with the University of Utah School of Medicine students and partnering with other disciplines in the health sciences, such as pharmacology, makes an exciting, challenging and rich learning environment.
We are looking forward to a brand new dental building that will be constructed in Research Park just east of the University of Utah Orthopedic Center. The new dental building will be equipped with the latest technical equipment and is currently scheduled for classes and clinics in the fall of 2014. In the meantime we teach classes in a beautiful education building called the Spencer F. and Cleone P. Eccles Health Sciences Education Building. We invite you to learn more about the University of Utah School of Dentistry and we look forward to years of success and growth in Utah.
G. Lynn Powell, DDS