Strategic Plan for Dentistry at URMC
Dentistry at the University of Rochester is unique among academic health centers in the United States: despite the absence of an undergraduate dental school, we have internationally recognized dental residency programs, vibrant oral biology research that is in the top tier of NIH rankings, and robust clinical services in all dental specialties with a strong community orientation.
Endowment resources of the Eastman Dental Center Foundation, a diverse patient population, world renowned educational programs, and extensive basic, translational, and clinical research in oral health coupled with the recently funded NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award, affords an outstanding opportunity for URMC Dentistry to build on its position as a leading institution for the training of future leaders in academic dentistry and for developing translational research related to oral health. Furthermore, this can be done while ensuring that George Eastman’s original intent in establishing the Eastman Dental Center – that of serving the community – is preserved.
Dentistry’s strategic plan calls for enhancing funding from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research by focusing on five translational research areas, enriching educational offerings to promote academic leadership in translational research, and becoming the preferred clinical provider for complex oral health needs and community service.
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