Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources

Information on the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on patient care and School/University operations. Plus, resources for the Penn Dental Medicine community and alumni.

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Mission Statement & Vision

Mission Statement∗

We are a diverse family unified to foster a humanistic environment where all individuals are valued, respected and empowered. We treat our patients and each other with respect and compassion and strive to nurture the next generation of exceptional oral health care providers and leaders. Penn Dental Medicine honors our legacy through transformative initiatives to solve the complex problems of today and tomorrow. Penn Dental Medicine shapes the global dental landscape by teaching strong evidence-based foundational knowledge in parallel with individualized experiences. We mentor future leaders by promoting integrity and excellence as we expand knowledge locally and globally. Penn Dental Medicine promotes interdisciplinary collaborations to accelerate innovation while training the next generation of dentists and scientists, who strive to address unmet needs in health.

Vision Statement

Transformative leaders advancing oral health and well-being through education, compassion, and innovation.

Through its educational, research, and patient care initiatives in response to COVID-19, Penn Dental Medicine remains committed to embodying its vision to be transformative leaders advancing oral health and well-being through education, compassion, and innovation. Read more >>

Penn Dental Medicine is currently engaging faculty, staff, and students in the development of a strategic plan based upon the School’s mission and vision statements, which are also undergoing a review process; the committee welcomes input from the Penn Dental Medicine community by contacting pdmvision@dental.upenn.edu.

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