Vision, Mission and Values

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry has a rich tradition of leadership in teaching and the scholarship of learning.

Our Vision

Leading the improvement of health by advancing oral health

Mission Statement

Our mission is to:

  • Prepare oral healthcare providers for scientifically based practice
  • Define new standards for education
  • Provide patient-centered care
  • Discover and disseminate knowledge
  • Actualize individual potential
  • Develop and promote policies addressing the needs of society
Core Values

Leading the improvement of health by advancing oral health. This is the vision that guides the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. The institution is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care.

But above all, the dental school is renowned for its humanistic model of education. Accentuating the positive, respecting the individual and empowering its dedicated faculty to provide the best possible learning environment for every dental student are among the school's primary goals.

The Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry has seven core values that characterize the school and define its distinctive identity:

  1. Humanism — dignity, integrity and responsibility
  2. Innovation — willingness to take calculated risk
  3. Leadership — modeling, inspiring and mobilizing
  4. Reflection — using facts and outcomes for continuous improvement
  5. Stewardship — responsible use and management of resources
  6. Collaboration — partnering for the common good
  7. Philanthropy — investing time, talent and assets