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Mission, Vision & Core Values

Our Mission

Texas A&M College of Dentistry shapes the future of oral health through excellence in education, research, and patient care in a culture committed to diversity and inclusion.

Our Vision

The Texas A&M College of Dentistry will continue to grow as a leader in dental education by:

  • Educating exemplary clinicians who deliver patient-centered, evidence-based care.
  • Expanding and advancing innovative basic, translational, and clinical research to improve patient care.
  • Continually expanding and improving the quality of service to all stakeholders.
  • Increasing access to culturally and linguistically competent care throughout the diverse communities we serve.

Core Values

We are committed to:

  • Excellence
    We strive to attain the highest quality in our programs and services, and facilitate accountable, contemporary, and innovative dental education and research.
  • Professionalism
    We hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity, honesty, ethics, and the law. We embody behavior that is respectful, collegial, compassionate, confidential, and patient centered.
  • Leadership
    We inspire our faculty, staff, and students to be leaders in research, service, and health care in their profession and in the communities they serve.
  • Wellness
    We promote healthy lifestyles, sound mental health, and optimal oral health as essential for the satisfaction and performance of our faculty, staff, students, and patients.
  • Inclusiveness
    We show respect for individual differences and diversity. We seek to understand and value preferences and perspectives of others, creating a collaborative and accessible environment that promotes fairness and fosters a sense of belonging for all.