The Kornberg School of Dentistry promotes health through the education of diverse general and specialty dentists; provides comprehensive, patient-centered, evidence-based and outcome-driven oral health care; and, engages in research, scholarly activities and community service.
We shape the future by educating oral health professionals who are leaders in providing ethical, scientifically-based and quality oral health.
The goals of the School of Dentistry are to:
- The School recruits, admits, and graduates a diverse student population in terms of gender, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.
- The School educates students to become competent dentists and specialists for the provision of comprehensive, patient-centered, evidence-based and outcome driven oral health care.
- Faculty and students engage in research and scholarly activities to develop new knowledge and use the best available scientific evidence in education and patient care.
- KSOD dental students receive diverse experiences through engagement with community and professional organizations.
The programs in Predoctoral Dental Education (DMD), Advanced Specialty Education in Dental Public Health, Advanced Specialty Education in Endodontics, Advanced Specialty Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Advanced Specialty Education in Periodontics are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and have been given the accreditation status of Approval (without reporting requirements). The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312)440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The commission's web address is: http://ada.org/100.aspx. The Commission on Dental Accreditation has accredited the postdoctoral program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. However, accreditation of the program does not, in itself, constitute recognition of any dental specially status.