Our Mission

To be a world leader in patient care, teaching, research and service in the field of periodontology. We seek to provide excellence in education through innovation, applied technology and by creating an atmosphere for learning and personal career development. Our department is committed to advancing the science of periodontology and creating new knowledge. We seek to serve the community, the state and the profession by providing and fostering periodontal care to improve oral and overall health. We aspire to educate high quality individuals not only to serve as outstanding clinicians and community leaders, but to also be academic leaders who can advance the field of periodontology.