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Our Mission

The School of Dental Medicine offers programs that support research and discovery of new knowledge, education and development of competent health care professionals, delivery of patient care services of high quality, and the promotion of health. We will continuously pursue excellence and innovation in our endeavors while embracing the qualities of diversity, collegiality, integrity and leadership through individual and group effort.


  • Growing the Biomedical Research Workforce Growing the Biomedical Research Workforce
    Now in its fourth decade of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Skeletal, Craniofacial and Oral Biology Training Program at the UConn School of Dental Medicine continues a rich tradition of producing researchers with a strong basic science background. At the program’s annual symposium this week, 16 scientists-in-training shared their findings through […]
  • Dental Dean’s Lasting Legacy Dental Dean’s Lasting Legacy
    While Dr. R. Lamont “Monty” MacNeil will be completing his 12 year tenure as dean of the UConn School of Dental Medicine this June, his impact will continue as a faculty member after he completes a sabbatical experience. MacNeil is most proud of UConn’s distinctiveness as a dental school and the continuance of its 50 year […]
  • Emergency Dental Service Enhances Clinical, Academic Missions Emergency Dental Service Enhances Clinical, Academic Missions
    Oral pain, bleeding and swelling can happen for any number of reasons, and they don’t restrict themselves to regular business hours. It’s why UConn Health has had around-the-clock coverage for dental emergencies since the early 70s. “We have the largest dental emergency service in the state,” says Dr. Steven Lepowsky, senior associate dean for education […]