UTHSC College of Dentistry Planning and Assessment

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Strategic Plan

UT College of Dentistry Strategic Map, 2015-2018

Mission of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry

To actively advance oral health through excellence in education, innovation in research, skilled clinical care and engagement in public service.

Philosophy of the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry

The College of Dentistry, a component college of the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, is committed to the highest standards of achievement in all its programs. In accord with its mission and in the pursuit of excellence, the College of Dentistry values and emphasizes:

  • The education and graduation of competent oral health care professionals who are fully prepared with the cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills necessary to manage the oral health care needs of the communities they serve. Specifically included are the analytical and technological skills required to be efficient providers of quality oral health care, to be responsive to future changes in the profession, to be lifetime learners, to advance dental knowledge, and to become leaders in education and organized dentistry.
  • An active research program geared to develop and disseminate new knowledge in the basic, behavioral and clinical sciences, with a focus on knowledge which is directly applicable by the general dentist.
  • A high quality clinical care program providing comprehensive diagnostic, preventive and treatment services to a diverse patient population using contemporary methods, materials and technology.
  • Community service through involvement and leadership in community health-related programs. The College will join in community efforts to educate the public and promote oral health. Service to the profession will include continuing dental education programs, consultative services by faculty, and contributions to the dental literature.
  • An educational and patient care environment which facilitates a high level of understanding and sensitivity among faculty, students, staff and patients.

Goals of the University of Tennessee Healthy Science Center College of Dentistry

  1. Graduate outstanding oral health care professionals
  2. Provide high quality oral health care
  3. Promote a robust research program
  4. Strengthen and expand community outreach
  5. Ensure a stable infrastructure and support system

University of Tennessee Health Science Center Mission Statement

Planning and Assessment
Committee Chair

Dr. Mark Scarbecz, Ph.D.
Phone: 901-448-8211
Email: mscarbecz@uthsc.edu

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Office of Academic Affairs

College of Dentistry
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-7686
Fax: (901) 448-1625