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Our Strategic Plan in Action

February 17, 2016

A five-year strategic plan for the UCSF School of Dentistry was completed in late 2015 and is guiding the decisions we make and the work we will do over the next five years.

Over the coming months, you will read stories about the strategic plan in action across the school, featuring its five areas of emphasis: patients, education, discovery, people and business.

Our mission, vision and values have been updated.

Our mission, the work we do every day, is advancing health through excellence in patient care, education and discovery.

Our vision, where we aspire to go, is to be the preeminent innovator in oral and craniofacial health worldwide.

Diversity and inclusion was added as a new school value. Our values are:

  • Accountability
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Respect
  • Social responsibility

Our tagline is Excellence in patient care, education and discovery. This is a simple phrase, easy to remember, that sets the standard we aim to achieve every day.

According to John D.B. Featherstone, UCSF School of Dentistry dean, "Excellence is our watchword. We have agreed to strive for excellence in all that we do. We want our patients to say, 'We received excellent care at UCSF Dental Center,' and our alumni of the future to be proud that they received an excellent education at UCSF. Our excellence in discovery will be rewarded with continuing grant support, prestigious publications and applications of new knowledge to improved health care."

Look for more about our strategic plan in March. 

Related link:
School of Dentistry Strategic Plan