About Us

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About the UNMC College of Dentistry

History 

The UNMC College of Dentistry has a 122-year history of excellence in education, patient care and research. The college's history.

Mission

We seek to continually improve the oral health of the people of Nebraska and beyond through a humanistic approach to education, extraordinary patient care and innovative research. How we advance the mission of the college.

Leadership

Janet Guthmiller, DDS, PhD, became the dean of the UNMC College of Dentistry in 2014. She is the first woman to serve as dean of the college. Dean Guthmiller is an accomplished researcher, author, teacher and periodontist. As an educator, she has a passion for mentorship programs for students and faculty. How college leadership advances the mission of the college.

Location

The college has four locations:

Education

The college stays at the forefront of dental education. We offer exceptional educational programs:

Faculty 

More than 60 dedicated full-time faculty are involved in our educational and research programs. Our faculty.

Patient Care

Our students, faculty and staff transform patients’ lives by improving their oral health and making our communities healthier. The College of Dentistry forms part of the dental “safety net” for the state of Nebraska, conducting more than 71,000 patient visits each year. About our dental services.

Community Outreach

The college traditionally provides more than $6.1 million of free and reduced fee care each year to underserved populations. About our community outreach activities.

Research

Our students and faculty explore challenges and make discoveries that have the potential to change the future of oral health care. About our research program.