Howard College of Dentistry
The College of Dentistry at Howard University was established in 1881. It is the fifth oldest dental school in the United States. As a teaching and patient care institution, the College has trained thousands of highly skilled dental professionals to serve their communities, particularly the under served.
Our mission includes the philosophy that education, research, and service are inseparable constituents of a modern dental education. The College’s primary goal is to remain a national resource for dental leaders and a comprehensive education and research institution, which attracts highly, motivated and academically accomplished students from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Meharry School of Dentistry
Meharry Medical College is an academic health sciences center that exists to improve the health and health care of minority and underserved communities by offering excellent education and training programs in the health sciences. True to its heritage, Meharry places special emphasis on providing opportunities for people of color, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, and others regardless of race or ethnicity; delivering high quality health services; and conducting research that fosters the elimination of health disparities.
The research vision of the School of Dentistry is to ensure research training is fully integrated within the academic programs and encouraging our faculty and students to be fully engaged in research activities. The plans for developing a research infrastructure to foster and facilitate interdisciplinary research and research training are underway.
Part of the plan includes developing a Research Advisory Council (RAC) that advises the associate dean on research priorities, policies, procedures, and guides decision-making on additional resources needed. The RAC will create a strategic plan that establishes a clear, quantifiable research program with funding goals that address the needs of the School of Dentistry.