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Mission & Goals

Mission Statement

The research mission of UTSD is to conduct basic, clinical and translational research on the orofacial complex and related aspects of systemic health in order to improve the well-being of our patients and the community.


  • Generate knowledge of mechanisms responsible for oral health utilizing state of the art technologies.
  • Establish stem cell/bioengineering research focus for treatment of dental conditions.
  • Establish a Clinical Research Center to facilitate patient-oriented research.
  • Translate research discoveries into precision/personalized dental care.