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, November 24, 2020
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Nov 24, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Update, November 24, 2020

Emergency Med, coronavirus

Nearly one hundred people per day are being admitted to Utah hospitals. About one in fifty-two Utahns now has a known coronavirus infection, and COVID-19 is the third leading cause of death in our state, behind heart disease and cancer. As we approach Thanksgiving, please stay safe and encourage others to do all they can to reverse these trends.... Read More

COVID-19 Weekly Update, November 17, 2020
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Nov 18, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Update, November 17, 2020

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Unfortunately, pandemic trends from previous weeks continue. Approximately one in 70 Utahns now has a known coronavirus infection. We are seeing rapidly increasing numbers of cases, hospitalizations, and, sadly, deaths. As we combat the pandemic together, new testing strategies, therapeutics and vaccines offer hope for the coming year.... Read More

Prevention is Key to Periodontal Disease
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Nov 16, 2020

Prevention is Key to Periodontal Disease

Infectious Disease, coronavirus, covid-19, gum disease, periodontal disease, dentistry

Gum disease is a common type of dental disease that affects the supporting structures of the teeth such as the gum tissue and the bones surrounding the teeth. Gum disease is so common that 90% of the population has a form of the disease. It’s primarily caused by neglect of not brushing and flossing on a daily basis, and not regularly going to the dentist. ... Read More

Our Strategic Roadmap to 2025
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Nov 11, 2020

Our Strategic Roadmap to 2025

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After a year-long grassroots process we called “strategy refresh,” U of U Health has finalized a strategic vision to guide our work for the next five years. The project was built concurrently with the University of Utah, tapping into talent and expertise across campus. We want you to join us in this journey and are eager to hear your thoughts on the strategy for the next five years. Join us at a campus-wide Town Hall on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 12pm to discuss it. ... Read More

Creating Policy to End Racism on Campus
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Nov 09, 2020

Creating Policy to End Racism on Campus

University Hospital, coronavirus

To establish effective anti-racist policies for the future, we must own our history of systemic racism and create an environment where all members of our campus community feel a true sense of belonging. Drawing on our strengths as collaborators and innovators, we have begun an extensive audit of campus policies and regulations. We are committed to deliberate, careful change that will have positive, long-term impact.... Read More

COVID-19 Weekly Update, November 3, 2020
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Nov 03, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Update, November 3, 2020

Emergency Med, coronavirus

Health disease experts say that if we can achieve 95 percent of our population regularly wearing masks, we can significantly reverse our current record numbers of Utahns with coronavirus. Simultaneously, we are working with local and federal officials to modify our testing strategies. We must reverse current trends as the cold weather approaches and activities move indoors. ... Read More

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

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Message From Our Dean

Roy Hume

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