University of Saskatchewan
College of Dentistry

Mission Statement

Our Mission:

The mission of the College of Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan is to educate dentists to provide high quality oral health care to the people of Saskatchewan and to advance clinical and scientific knowledge through research.

Our Goals:

To teach undergraduate dental students the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become technically competent, socially sensitive, ethical dentists.

To advance knowledge through research, scholarly activity and publications, and by interacting with related learned and professional organizations.

To maintain an admissions policy which will enable the College to select the best possible candidates for dental education while being accessible on an equitable basis to qualified Saskatchewan residents and, where possible, to others.

To continually evaluate and develop the curriculum and implement changes to ensure that it is responsive to the current and future needs for the provision of oral health care to the people of Saskatchewan and beyond.

To investigate the epidemiology of oral disease and serve as a resource for knowledge and expertise concerning the prevention and treatment of oral diseases for the profession and the community.

To develop and contribute to out-reach programs with allied dental health care providers locally, nationally and internationally.

To provide post-graduate and graduate education through advanced degree programs.

To practice scholarship in the application of knowledge so we can serve society through our creativity and expertise.

To obtain appropriate human, financial, informational and physical resources and to manage these resources in a fair, efficient and accountable manner.

To advance employment and education equity through our policies and practices, and in particular, to address the needs of aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.