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UFCD 2019-2024 Strategic Plan

The 2019-2024 UFCD Strategic Planning designates key priorities and actions to advance the work of UFCD as one of the nation’s premier graduate and post-graduate schools of dentistry.

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Develop and Sustain a Learner-Centered Educational Environment


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Provide Excellent, Patient-Centered, Oral Health Care Grounded in Evidence

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Support and Advance Preeminent Basic, Clinical, Translational and Population-based Research

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Upgrade and Expand Teaching, Research and Clinical Care Facilities and Infrastructure

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Enhance and Maintain a Supportive and Humanistic Environment

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Education: Celebrating Diversity in People and Science

People are more likely to challenge assumptions and derive new ideas in a heterogeneous group. In this way, diversity promotes excellence.

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Infrastructure: Going Greater With UF’s Capital Campaign

The Go Greater campaign emphasizes projects and programs that encourage collaboration across all of UF’s colleges, units and partners.


Infrastructure: Ensuring the Best and Brightest Future Gator Dentists

For the 2017-18 academic year, UFCD awarded over $1 million to 76 students. Approximately $300,000- $400,000 is awarded annually from funds established by our generous donors.


Research: Dissecting the Biology of HIV/AIDS Infections

UFCD scientist Zsolt Toth, is studying the lifecycle and molecular characteristics of Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, or KSHV, the virus that causes Kaposi sarcoma and other cancers.

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Research: A12 – a Cavity-Fighting Bacteria?

First discovered in 1924, Streptococcus mutans is a facultatively anaerobic, gram-positive coccus commonly found in the human oral cavity and is a significant contributor to tooth decay.

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Dental Services for All

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