With the input of a multidisciplinary team of students, faculty, and staff, the U-M School of Dentistry developed a strategic plan founded in the visions of five domains required for long-term growth and vitality.
To lead by becoming a dental home for our patients, an employer of choice, and a nurturing environment for current and future leaders in dentistry.
To lead with a contemporary and evolving curriculum centered in evidence-based patient care, critical thinking, and life-long learning.
To lead through preeminence in basic, translational, clinical, and education research.
To lead by becoming a principal dental healthcare center ranked the most respected and trusted dental school in the country.
To lead through financial viability that empowers our community to engage in strategic and continuous advancement.
Building on the strengths of its University and State, a diverse University of Michigan School of Dentistry community will lead the science and practice of dentistry with preeminent research, contemporary and engaged learning, and exemplary patient care in a vital and sustainable manner.
Advancing health through education, service, research and discovery.
Compassion: Encourage a culture of collaboration, collegiality and helpfulness based on empathy and respect.
Leadership: Shape the future leaders of dentistry.
Excellence: Intend to be the best at all we do.
Responsibility: Promote integrity, professionalism, and accountability to ensure ethical decision making.
Trust: Commit to honest transparent communication to build relationships
Creativity: Challenge existing knowledge to foster problem-solving and new discovery.
Inclusion: Embrace and celebrate our diverse community.
Adopted: January 2014