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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COVID-19 Weekly Update, October 27, 2020
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Oct 28, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Update, October 27, 2020

Emergency Med, coronavirus

Utah is currently 7th highest in the nation per 100,000 people testing positive for coronavirus. We are prepared to manage this surge as a health system and a state. Our first commitments are to our patients, our community and our employees, and we will continue to care for all through this current wave. ... Read More

Developing More Women for Senior Leadership at Academic Health Centers
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Oct 22, 2020

Developing More Women for Senior Leadership at Academic Health Centers

Nancy Murphy, MD, and Cornelia Ulrich, MS, PhD, successfully completed the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program, a competitive fellowship aimed at increasing the number and impact of women in academic leadership positions in the health sciences. U of U Health continues its commitment to having as many women as possible participate in this national program.... Read More

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,Population Health Sciences,Pediatrics
COVID-19 Weekly Update, October 20, 2020
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Oct 21, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Update, October 20, 2020

Emergency Med, coronavirus

Hospitalizations of Utahns with COVID-19 are at the highest levels our state has seen since the pandemic began. Accordingly, the Governor announced new guidelines, primarily focused on masking and gathering behaviors. A statewide two-week “circuit breaker” is in place through October 29, 2020 to help us slow the spread of this aggressive virus. View and share this week’s video update here.... Read More

COVID-19 Weekly Update, October 13, 2020
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Oct 14, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Update, October 13, 2020

Emergency Med, coronavirus

As Utah experiences its highest daily numbers of people infected with coronavirus and of patients with COVID-19 being hospitalized, critical steps must be taken to reverse our current trajectories. Governor Gary Herbert announced new guidelines including facemask requirements and limits on gatherings based on transmission rates in each county.... Read More

Research Targets COVID-19
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Oct 13, 2020

Research Targets COVID-19

Infectious Disease, coronavirus

Scientists at University of Utah collaborate on a wide scope of research projects launched as the outbreak began to better control and end the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Our investigators have been awarded $19 million, so far, in grants from outside funding sources for the research. ... Read More

Serving Utah During Time of Crisis
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Oct 08, 2020

Serving Utah During Time of Crisis

Dermatology, coronavirus

There is a Utah Way and it is serving us well during the COVID-19 crisis. It balances the pandemic response and economic prosperity, ensuring a better way of life. Utah relies on “Can Do” pragmatism, a culture of looking out for neighbors, innovating solutions, and relying on science. ... Read More

Dermatology
COVID-19 Weekly Update, October 6, 2020
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Oct 07, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Update, October 6, 2020

Infectious Disease, coronavirus

Between current cases and hospitalizations, Utah is seeing some of the highest levels of coronavirus since the pandemic began. Hospitals in our state are feeling the stress as the number of admitted COVID-19 patients increases. Renewed focus on public health basics—face masks, physical distancing, handwashing, and isolation when ill or exposed—is needed so we can reverse these trends.... Read More

From Air Force Colonel to Dean
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Oct 06, 2020

From Air Force Colonel to Dean

In her new role as dean of the College of Nursing, Marla De Jong, PhD, RN, FAAN, Colonel (Ret.), is guided by values of selfless service, humility, diligence, courage, commitment, inclusion, respect, and integrity. She is devoted to partnering with interdisciplinary colleagues and stakeholders to prepare future nurses, gerontologists, and health care leaders to improve the health and care of individuals, families, and communities within Utah and the nation. ... Read More

Message From Our Dean

Roy Hume

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