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Provide innovative dental education and deliver the highest degree of patient-centered care and service, while promoting discovery and the generation of knowledge through research, with strong commitments to community engagement, diversity and inclusion.


To be a global leader in dental education, research, patient care and service.


We value excellence through high-quality comprehensive dental care, cutting-edge research and learner-focused education. We support a culture of dignity, respect, support and compassion fostered through a diverse and inclusive environment.

Strategic Plan Overview | Five Goals

These goals, which are highly integrated, will guide UFCD’s decision-making for the next five years toward achieving global eminence in dentistry and oral health.

  1. Goal One: Develop and sustain learner-centered education
  2. Goal Two: Provide excellent oral health care grounded in evidence
  3. Goal Three: Support & advance preeminent basic, clinical, translational and population-based research
  4. Goal Four: Upgrade teaching, research, and clinical space/infrastructure and ensure resources to support existing and future programs
  5. Goal Five: Enhance and maintain a supportive and humanistic environment