The Marquette University School of Dentistry educates and trains its students to be technically competent, socially sensitive practitioners of dentistry who adhere to the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics.

Further, today's dental graduate must demonstrate solid problem-solving skills, be biologically oriented and function effectively as a member of the nation's health care delivery system.

Curriculum goals

Our curriculum is based on defined competencies, which are the end products of clinical training and experience that represent the ability to independently perform or provide a particular, but complex, service or task.

These competencies also identify and organize the knowledge and skills that our graduates must acquire to become competent and caring dentists who treat the whole patient. Students who have achieved competence in all areas should be qualified for the safe, independent practice of dentistry.