UMKC School of Dentistry will be a model healthcare education institution that maintains the highest ethical and scientific standards of care, serving patients and the profession in an evolving healthcare environment.
UMKC School of Dentistry serves as a leader in the advancement of oral healthcare through exceptional educational programs, scientific inquiry, patient care and service to society.
The School of Dentistry is a center for dental education, research and service. The goals of the school are to:
- Provide educational programs that develop competent, compassionate, engaged life-long learners who will become oral health practitioners, researchers and educators.
- Achieve national/international recognition for excellence in research.
- Advance School of Dentistry activities within the community, valuing a commitment for caring for the profession, the community, & society.
- Enhance the School's culture and organizational structure to advance our mission.