Patient-centered education committed to excellence
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine is an accredited private dental school. We provide education to diverse predoctoral and postdoctoral students to prepare them to practice dentistry in the 21stcentury with knowledge of many different patient populations, dental specialties and varied practice settings. This education occurs in an ethical and professional environment in which quality dental care is provided to our patients. Our students, faculty, administration, staff and patients interact in a humanistic, culturally aware setting creating a positive atmosphere in which learning, teaching, treating and working is easily facilitated.Tufts Dental School presents a dynamic curriculum, which provides excellent clinical training, integrates the health sciences with clinical experience and utilizes modern technology. Our success is based on maintaining a strong faculty and staff, supported in their commitment to teaching and administration, professional development, scholarship, research, student service and community service.
Since 1868, the School of Dental Medicine has played an integral part in the development of oral health care services and dental education. The dental school’s primary mission then was “to educate students to become competent general dentists and to deliver high quality dental treatment.” Since that time, the dental school’s mission has been expanded to reflect the additional challenges in society’s diverse culture. The Tufts Dental School’s current mission statement–patient-centered education committed to excellence–reflects this changing mission and includes research, community service and an international reputation for leadership in dental education and patient care.