About the College of Dental Medicine

Mission

Several U N E dental students practice on mannequins

The mission of the UNE College of Dental Medicine is to improve the health of Northern New England and shape the future of dentistry through excellence in education, discovery and service.

Core Values

  1. Excellence
  2. Professionalism
  3. Patient-Centered Care
  4. Social Responsibility
  5. Diversity
  6. Scholarship
  7. Leadership

Vision

The College of Dental Medicine will:

  • Be a premier institution in the United States for educating dental professionals who will fulfill their obligations to improve the oral health, overall health and quality of life of people in their communities with integrity, compassion and respect
  • Provide outstanding didactic and clinical education in a humanistic environment that embraces scientific and technological advances and supports patient-centered, evidence-based comprehensive oral health care in a group practice model
  • Cultivate and support the richness of diversity in the development of professionalism, ethical behavior, communication and leadership by encouraging and supporting diversity of faculty, students and staff
  • Produce dental professionals who are leaders of their own oral health care teams and partners in the interprofessional health care delivery systems of the future
  • Educate dental professionals to understand and apply relevant clinical practices to the connections between oral health and overall health
  • Advance its commitment to community health and service of underserved populations
  • Promote scholarship, innovation and lifelong learning for faculty, staff and students