The Commonwealth is Our Campus
The College of Dentistry at the University of Kentucky has a statewide oral health mission and a rich tradition of involving student dentists and dental residents in community dental health programs. One important college goal is to:
Help increase oral health care access for all Kentuckians by:
• Educating the public about the importance of oral health
• Reducing oral health care access barriers for underserved populations
• Promoting the integration of oral and general health care delivery systems
• Advocating for the benefits of oral health care with policy-making bodies and organizations.
The College of Dentistry at the University of Kentucky has a diverse set of extramural, community-based activities and programs that address this goal in over 40 counties across the Commonwealth.
Several recent developments, including a Center for Oral Health Research and the Kentucky School of Public Health, are underway at our Medical Center that will help improve access to dental prevention and care throughout Kentucky and provide new community-based, health services research and educational and service opportunities for our students and faculty.