The UDM School of Dentistry Values, Mission, Vision


ValuesThe faculty and staff of the School of Dentistry have identified five core values as intrinsic to our academic community. These values are evidenced in our daily activities and guide planning for the future.

We value and reward excellence.

We are committed to serving our community, students, colleagues, institution, and the profession of dentistry.

We promote respect of self and others and value diversity.

Life-long Learning
We value life-long learning and promote development to achieve our potential.

We embrace integrity in all our daily activities and consider it essential to our identity.

Through excellence in teaching, scholarship and service, the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, in the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, strives to develop scientifically based, socially and ethically sensitive oral health professionals.



The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry will be an internationally recognized leader for innovations in curriculum, clinical education, patient care, and community collaboration.