The mission of the Indiana University School of Dentistry is to advance the oral and systemic health of the people of the state of Indiana and globally through excellence in teaching and learning, research and creative activities, patient care, civic engagement and service.
The vision of the Indiana University School of Dentistry is to be one of the best dental schools for the twenty-first century.
Teaching and learning
- Attract and support a well prepared and diverse student population for all School of Dentistry oral health profession programs
- Enhance student learning and develop graduates who are competent clinicians, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners who are ethical, socially aware, and culturally sensitive oral health professionals
- Attract and retain quality faculty and provide support to enhance effective teaching and learning in clinical, laboratory, classroom, and service learning settings
Research and creative activities
Excel in high-quality, innovative research and scholarly activities that engage faculty, students, and staff; attract external funding; increase our national standing; and lead to improvements in oral and systemic health
Provide comprehensive, evidence-based, quality oral health services to individuals from any socioeconomic or cultural group
Civic engagement and service
Serve local, state, national, and global communities through partnerships involving clinical care, service learning, and community-engaged scholarship in addition to serving the university and the profession