Mission & Vision

Our Vision and Mission

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The mission of the Howard University College of Dentistry (HUCD) is to provide a dental education of exceptional quality to qualified individuals from all backgrounds, with an emphasis on recruiting students from historically under-represented communities. The College is dedicated to maintaining a humanistic culture and learning environment for attracting, sustaining, and developing a cadre of administrators, faculty, staff, students, and alumni, who through teaching, research, and service, is committed to producing distinguished, compassionate, and culturally sensitive graduates.

Furthermore, the College is dedicated to providing and training our graduates to provide high quality, patient-centered, evidence-based care to our patients with a special focus on the underserved, to reduce health disparities within socially disadvantaged populations, and to improve the quality of oral health in our local, national, and global communities.

Howard University College of Dentistry is dedicated to providing an exemplary education, service, and research that promotes patient-centered, collaborative care and advocacy for the elimination of health disparities.

Our mission includes the philosophy that education, research and service are inseparable constituents of a modern dental education.

The College of Dentistry is a comprehensive education and research institution that attracts highly motivated,  academically accomplished,  students from culturally diverse underrepresented backgrounds and continue to be national resource for developing dental leaders and the local, national and global communities.