Faculty of Dentıstry

We celebrate over 45 years of training brilliant dentists and scientists, and improving healthcare across the world.

Our greatest strength is our people: we attract excellent Faculty, staff and students whose combined clinical, academic and scientific work consistently places us as one of the top dental schools in Canada and in the top 40 worldwide.

We take great pride in our alumni who continue to teach here or in other institutions; break boundaries in research; and further the dental profession by providing the best possible care for their patients and communities.

We are driven by our vision to improve health by advancing dentistry through inspired leadership, innovation, and excellence in:

research; and clinical practice.
Every year, students at the Faculty of Dentistry clinics welcome over 9,000 patients through 5,000 patient visits, a significant number of whom are disadvantaged and cannot afford the costs of private care.

While our costs are dramatically lower than that of private practice, students provide our communities with world-class care under the supervision of licensed and seasoned instructors.

Beyond the clinics and classrooms, our students engage extracurricular work, engage in philanthropy raising money and giving back to our community.

Meanwhile, our researchers serve the global community through pioneering ground-breaking advances crossing boundaries between oral and overall health, such as:

stronger, “smarter” fillings dvances in nanotechnology and wound healing cardiovascular testing advances in dental implants and stem cell therapies cancer diagnosis and treatment pain management research.

Our Vision
We improve health by advancing dentistry through inspired leadership, innovation, and excellence in education, research and practice.

Our Mission

Read more about our strategic plans, access our Faculty Calendar and other Dentistry communications publications

We shape the future of dentistry and promote optimal health by:

Preparing the next generation of clinicians, scientists, educators, and leaders in the profession.
Conducting high-impact research.
Establishing partnerships and networks locally, nationally, and internationally to translate research knowledge into practice and policy.
Promoting comprehensive and patient-centred care from disease prevention to management.
Developing and supporting evidence-informed policies to advance and advocate for the needs of society.

Our Values
We are guided by the following values:

Excellence in achieving the highest standards of scholarship, critical thinking, professionalism, clinical practice and outcomes
Ethicality encompassing integrity in practice and behaviour
Respect for diverse ideas, rights, beliefs and perspectives of all students, patients, staff and faculty.

Compassion in patient care
Collaboration across disciplines and professions, with internal and external partners.

Accountability by fairness and transparency in all of our activities
Social responsibility in meeting the oral health needs of disadvantaged populations and serving the needs of our communities