The School of Dentistry shares the University’s overall mission to generate, disseminate, and preserve knowledge, and to serve the region. The School is an integral part of the Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences Center, and is an orofacial health care center of excellence serving the people of the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest.
The School’s clinical goal is to prepare students to be well-trained orofacial health care professionals. The School’s research programs contribute to understanding biological, behavioral, social, biomedical, and clinical aspects of dental / orofacial health.
Through service, the School strives to improve the public’s health through outreach programs with attention to minority and underserved communities. The School values diversity in its students, staff, faculty, and patients. It seeks to foster an environment of mutual respect with objectivity, imaginative inquiry through lifelong learning, and the free exchange of ideas.