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Leadership Team : Dean’s Council : Executive Committee

Mission : Goals : Community-based Education Model : Accreditation : Identified Need



Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health aspires to be a worldwide leader in healthcare education, transforming dental education to advance the art, science and distribution of oral health services incorporating an integrated approach to whole person health.


The purpose of the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health is to educate caring, technologically adept dentists to become community and educational leaders, serving those in need, and to:

  • be the leader in the lifelong education of community responsive general dentists
  • prepare graduates with a strong foundation of critical inquiry, evidence-based practice, research, cultural competency, and orientation to prevention, and interdisciplinary healthcare experiences
  • promote the delivery of optimal patient care and for the transfer of newly acquired knowledge, skills, and technology to the profession and the community


A.  Education: To promote excellence in dental education
B.  Patients: To promote excellence in patient care
C.  Research: To promote excellence in research
D.  Service: To promote excellence in service (continuing dental education, lifelong learning and dental public health, etc.)
E.  Students: To promote the quality and diversity of ASDOH students and residents
F.  Organizational Integrity: To promote excellence within the ASDOH organization, including faculty, administration, and staff and assure sustainability of the dental school model
G.  Alumni: To support alumni and friends of the school through a comprehensive learning community

Strategic Directions

  • Service
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Organizational Integrity

Core Values

  • Humanism – dignity, integrity and responsibility
  • Collaboration – partnering for the common good
  • Leadership – modeling, inspiring and mobilizing
  • Philanthropy – investing time, talent and assets