We invest significant resources to advance new clinical, basic and translational research capabilities. We embrace the special responsibility to improve the oral health of the citizens of our state through a dynamic, evidence-based, and inter-professional approach to wellness.
We are one of only 115 higher education institutions in the U.S. to receive the Carnegie R1 designation for the level of scientific activity and graduate education on campus. Research has demonstrated the strong relationship between oral health and overall wellness. As part of a large health sciences center that includes professional programs in medicine, pharmacy, public health and nursing, we take steps to address oral health problems by focusing on excellence in education, patient care, research, services, and cutting-edge technology, improving not only oral health but promoting overall wellness.