UMKC Catalog



Vision Statement

UMKC School of Dentistry will be a model healthcare education institution that maintains the highest ethical and scientific standards of care, serving patients and the profession in an evolving healthcare environment.

Mission Statement

UMKC School of Dentistry serves as a leader in the advancement of oral healthcare through exceptional educational programs, scientific inquiry, patient care and service to society.

The School of Dentistry is a center for dental education, research and service. The goals of the school are to:

  • Provide educational programs that develop competent, compassionate, engaged life-long learners who will become oral health practitioners, researchers and educators.
  • Achieve national/international recognition for excellence in research.
  • Advance School of Dentistry activities within the community, valuing a commitment for caring for the profession, the community, & society.
  • Enhance the School's culture and organizational structure to advance our mission.