The University of Utah School of Dentistry will lead the profession in dental education, discovery, and outreach to provide comprehensive and value-driven care for each patient

The mission of the University of Utah School of Dentistry is to advance health by:

  1. Providing exceptional care for our patients
  2. Educating excellent dentists for the future
  3. Leading oral health discovery and innovation
  4. Meeting the oral health needs of our community
  5. Making a meaningful impact on the health of our underserved
  6. Creating a humanistic culture that elevates human welfare, values, dignity, equity, and inclusion
  7. Integrating oral care into total health

 

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Moving Forward, Post Pandemic
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May 07, 2021

Moving Forward, Post Pandemic

The last year challenged us in ways we could never have imagined. We experienced a cascade of collective trauma, which impacted the ways we do our work and live our lives. We simultaneously experienced deep losses and meaningful gains. As we move forward, we are committed to an active, systemwide approach to address the needs of our employees consisting of three phases: recognize, recover, and rebuild.... Read More

Psychiatry
A Community for Educators
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May 06, 2021

A Community for Educators

Eleven new fellows have been inducted into the Academy of Health Science Educators, a community committed to excellence and value in health sciences education. Academy fellows are recognized as outstanding teachers in their field who advocate for exceptional education in their departments, colleges, and University of Utah Health at large. The academy is dedicated to advancing the science of education. ... Read More

Pediatrics,Family and Preventive Medicine
COVID-19 Weekly Update, April 27, 2021
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Apr 28, 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update, April 27, 2021

Emergency Med, coronavirus

Utah is currently experiencing a stable period in the pandemic with cases flat and hospitalizations slightly increasing. In large part, this stability can be attributed to the many state partners who continue to work effectively to vaccinate Utahns statewide. Although only 54 percent of eligible (16+ years old) Utahns have been vaccinated, demand for vaccinations have decreased. Vaccinations continue to be the safest and most reliable way for us to protect ourselves and our loved ones from COVID-19.... Read More

Celebrating Our Scientific Accomplishments
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Apr 27, 2021

Celebrating Our Scientific Accomplishments

Infectious Disease,Community Clinics,Huntsman Cancer Institute, covid-19, vaccines, epidemiology

Chairs of the 13 basic science departments at University of Utah Health have selected and summarized the top 52 discoveries from the past five years. Now available for view, the Discovery and Innovation Digital Collection celebrates how we are carrying on a tradition of field-changing discoveries and high-impact innovation. ... Read More

Biochemistry
$10 Million Grant for Eccles Library to Continue Leading National Education Program
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Apr 15, 2021

$10 Million Grant for Eccles Library to Continue Leading National Education Program

A $10 million five-year grant from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) solidifies the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library as a regional and national resource for training and accessing reliable health information. The library will continue implementing programs that support the NLM mission to provide researchers, health professionals, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data. ... Read More

COVID-19 Weekly Update, April 13, 2021
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Apr 14, 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update, April 13, 2021

Emergency Med, coronavirus

Promising trends in Utah continue as cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in the state appear to be stable—though the same cannot be said for the nation as a whole. Over the last few days, Utah saw a slightly increasing positivity rate among both methods of tracking (people over people and tests over tests). We will continue to practice public health measures and keep our eyes on these trends with an aim at staving off another increase in cases.... Read More

Creating an Inclusive Campus: There’s Work to Be Done
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Apr 06, 2021

Creating an Inclusive Campus: There’s Work to Be Done

Valerie Flattes, PhD, assistant professor of nursing, shares her takeaways from the sixth installment of Friday Forum on Racism in Higher Education. As we conclude another academic year, Flattes suggests practical steps we can take to deepen our work toward becoming an anti-racist campus and resource for the community. ... Read More

COVID-19 Weekly Update, March 30, 2021
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Mar 31, 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update, March 30, 2021

Emergency Med, coronavirus

The U.S. is starting to see an increase in the number of people with coronavirus, although low levels of virus transmission continue in Utah and on the U of U campus. As our local vaccination program and public health practices continue, we expect to see reduced transmission in our state. Unless trends change significantly, we will publish another video update on April 14.... Read More

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Roy Hume

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