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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.


  • Dean MacNeil Assumes National Leadership Role
    April 13, 2017 – Chris DeFrancesco – School of Medicine and Dental Medicine In addition to his role as dean of the UConn School of Dental Medicine, Dr. R. Lamont “Monty” MacNeil has begun a one-year term as chair-elect of the American Dental Education Association’s Board of Directors. MacNeil’s appointment was effective March 21, at […]
  • MacNeil Reappointed as Dental Dean MacNeil Reappointed as Dental Dean
    Dr. R. Lamont “Monty” MacNeil has been reappointed to a third five-year term as dean of the UConn School of Dental Medicine. A comprehensive University review led by the Office of the Provost determined the dental school has continued to excel in its missions of teaching, research, clinical care, and public service, as well as in […]
  • 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 […]