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Vision & Mission

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The vision of the College of Dentistry is to be an internationally recognized dental school known for an innovative educational program, commitment to cultural diversity, discovery, transfer of scientific knowledge, the superior skills of our graduates, and the highest degree of service.


The mission of the College of Dentistry is to achieve excellence in the art and science of dentistry through teaching, research, and service:

  • To develop outstanding clinical, research and teaching professionals committed to lifelong learning.
  • To provide and promote excellent patient care and community service.
  • To discover, disseminate and apply knowledge in the oral health sciences.
  • To foster an environment that promotes communication, cultural diversity, and internationalization and ensures further alignment of the college with the vision and mission of the University of Florida.


The following values help the College of Dentistry achieve its vision and mission:

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Fairness
  • Communication
  • Cooperation
  • Courtesy
  • Continuous Improvement