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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Philanthropists Investing in Racial Equity
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Mar 05, 2021

Philanthropists Investing in Racial Equity

Steven Bell, PhD, associate professor of occupational and recreational therapies, shares his takeaways from the latest Friday Forum on Racism in Higher Education. Panelists discussed the role national philanthropic organizations and foundations play in achieving racial equity in higher education. ... Read More

COVID-19 Weekly Update, March 2, 2021
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Mar 03, 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update, March 2, 2021

Emergency Med, coronavirus

One year ago, we admitted our first COVID patient to U of U Hospital ICU. This week, we vaccinated our first U of U Health patient at the Redwood Health Center. These two sentences are a testament to you all, your dedication to your community, your compassion for one another, your commitment to science, and your resiliency in showing up every day, and doing your absolute best. Declining coronavirus trends continue throughout the state. We must keep up our vaccination and public health efforts. ... Read More

Empowering Others to Live a Healthy Life
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Feb 25, 2021

Empowering Others to Live a Healthy Life

Wellness and Integrative Health,

Newly appointed Chief Wellness Officer Amy Locke, MD, continues to champion the important programs and services that drive the health and well-being of our health care teams, our patients, and the community we serve. Her vision for the future focuses on preventive medicine, social determinants of health, clinical integration of wellness services, and connection to purpose. ... Read More

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COVID-19 Weekly Update, February 23, 2021
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Feb 24, 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update, February 23, 2021

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With vaccinations and the continued public health actions of masking, washing hands, staying home when sick, and keeping physical distance, fewer than one in 159 Utahns has an active case of coronavirus. Fortunately, hospitalizations and deaths also continue to decline across our state. To date, about nine percent of all Utahns are vaccinated, including nearly 70 percent of Utahns 70 and older.... Read More

COVID-19 Weekly Update, February 16, 2021
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Feb 17, 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update, February 16, 2021

Emergency Med, coronavirus

We continue to see sustained declines in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths from COVID-19. Thanks to Governor Cox and our legislators, the state continues to successfully roll out vaccinations, with about 60 percent of all Utahns over the age of 70 having been vaccinated. However, between vaccinations and recovered cases, immunity to coronavirus appears to be lower than expected statewide so continued masking, hand washing, social distancing, and staying home when sick are critical. ... Read More

COVID-19 Weekly Update, February 9, 2021
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Feb 10, 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update, February 9, 2021

Emergency Med, coronavirus

As Utah continues to see decreases in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, it indicates that our strategies are working. We are in a race between vaccinations and mutations and we must continue to do all we can to prevent infections while we inoculate our community. At the request of the state, U of U Health is preparing to augment statewide vaccination efforts for many of our patients.... Read More

Leadership Defined by the Success of Others
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Feb 08, 2021

Leadership Defined by the Success of Others

As the new, and first female, chair of dermatology, Kristina Callis Duffin, MD, MS, believes a leader should find their greatest joy and satisfaction through the success of others. While creating opportunities for people to engage in meaningful work, she wants to develop more women and underrepresented minorities for leadership roles, pursue innovations in dermatopathology, and utilize patient-reported outcomes as a decision-making tool.... Read More

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Sounding the Trumpet for Racial Healing
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Feb 05, 2021

Sounding the Trumpet for Racial Healing

Family medicine physician Jessica L. Jones shares key takeaways from the latest Friday Forum on Racism in Higher Education. National thought leaders discussed how we can begin the process of racial healing on our campus, emphasizing the importance of creating a space in which people can step forward and tell their own stories. ... Read More

Family and Preventive Medicine

Message From Our Dean

Roy Hume

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