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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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Dr. D'Souza to Assist Surgeon General Report on Oral Health
Dec 13, 2018

Dr. D'Souza to Assist Surgeon General Report on Oral Health

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The United States Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Surgeon General, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the U.S. Public Health Service’s Oral Health Coordinating Committee recently announced the commission of a Surgeon General’s Report presenting prominent issues affecting oral health. The report will document progress in oral health in the twenty years since the 2000 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health, identify existing knowledge gaps, and articulate a vision for the future. Dr. Rena D’Souza was selected as a plenary speaker on a panel of five experts who presented overviews on oral health across the lifespan; impact on communities; addiction and substance use disorders, and, workforce needs. Dr. D’Souza addressed an audience of about 200 key stakeholders at the listening session held in Washington DC on November 26-27, 2018. She explained how knowledge in the emerging fields of science and technology can transform oral health. Dr. D’Souza described the transformative power of big data, artificial intelligence, deep learning, digital technology, genomics, microbiome research, cancer immunotherapy and precision medicine initiatives. She explained how such advances are driving exciting research in multiple disciplines of the oral health sciences. ... Read More

AADR Elects Olga J. Baker as AADR Treasurer
Dec 05, 2018

AADR Elects Olga J. Baker as AADR Treasurer

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Members of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) have elected Olga J. Baker, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, to serve as the next AADR Treasurer. Her term will commence at the conclusion of the 97th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR), which will be held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the AADR and the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR), from June 19-22, 2019 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. ... Read More

Why Do You Work in Academic Medicine?
Nov 19, 2018

Why Do You Work in Academic Medicine?

U of U Health aspires to be a place where patients want to come, where binding community partnerships are made, and where people want to work and train. Chief of Staff for Clinical Affairs, Dayle Benson, DHA, shares the values that motivate our clinical leaders in their work. ... Read More

Connecting to Our Primary Purpose
Nov 12, 2018

Connecting to Our Primary Purpose

As we celebrate nine years among the nation’s Top 10 academic medical centers for quality and safety, Chief Medical Quality Officer Bob Pendleton, MD, reflects on the cultural evolution that is driving our deep commitment to improved patient care. ... Read More

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