Mission and Vision
The Mission of the dental education program at Creighton School of Dentistry relates to the Mission of the University.
The purpose of the School of Dentistry is to educate students who can demonstrate the attainment of competence and the progression toward proficiency in providing for the oral health needs of society. This education is designed to be comprehensive in nature, to stimulate critical and creative thinking and to challenge students to reflect on transcendent values as well as instill caring, ethical, and moral components in their professional lives. This educational experience will enable the students to manage with competence all phases of comprehensive dental care and to communicate professionally in both oral and written forms. It will also prepare students to evaluate and implement new knowledge and to accept their responsibility of service to one’s community and profession.
The School of Dentistry has the responsibility of providing quality dental care in a comprehensive manner for those people who choose to become patients in the School’s clinics. The School also has the responsibility and obligation to foster and cultivate dental research.
Creighton University Medical Center School of Dentistry is committed to excellence in education, patient care, service and research. It exists to develop dental professionals who will use the knowledge and technology of the 21st Century in the Jesuit educational tradition characterized by compassion, leadership, professionalism, creativity, justice, and service.
- Deepen Commitment to the Jesuit Catholic Identity and Traditions
- Support and Maintain Academic Excellence
- Provide Quality Dental Care
- Promote Research to Enhance Knowledge
- Promote the Development of Faculty, Staff and Institutional Operations