SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY
We Teach Health Caring
When a dental student arrives at the Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry, they have accepted the challenge to:
- gather, question, collaborate
- partner and ponder with other scholars, across disciplines
- address the oral health needs of the surrounding community
- impact the world beyond Meharry’s borders
Students may arrive here ready to receive a quality dental education, but they will leave here ready to serve as dental professionals dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service with a promise to pursue global health equity for all.
We remain at the forefront in this quest for quality and meaningful healthcare delivery to all persons, regardless of race, creed, national origin, gender, and other circumstances of personal identity. By selecting a diverse body of students who individually demonstrate a commitment to service, possess cultural understanding, indicate the ability to successfully complete the rigorous curriculum, conduct research, and serve underserved populations in the Meharry tradition, the School of Dentistry plays a vital role in meeting the oral health care needs of everyone.
Our graduates have received international recognition for their achievements, performance, and service, blazing trails with innovative ideas and compassionate hearts. Many of our alumni focus specifically on providing care for the underserved. Others serve in the military, private practice, and as faculty members of dental schools throughout the country. All carry with them Meharry’s mission and legacy, acknowledging the blessings of the past and taking the progress of the present to make an expansive impact in the future.