On behalf of our faculty, staff and students at the University of Puerto Rico-School of Dental Medicine (SDM), I am pleased to welcome you to the School and to our Website.  In our website you will discover the uniqueness of the programs, services and opportunities to pursue a career in oral health education.  As the only school of its kind in Puerto Rico, and with an extraordinary history of preparing dentists with the highest standards of professionalism, it is at the vanguard in its educational opportunities. With great enthusiasm we can affirm that it has been more than 60 years fostering an educational environment of excellence in academia, clinical services and research.  Located at the Medical Sciences Campus, the SDM is also preparing a significant number international students, some of which are already practicing in Hispanic communities in the United States and elsewhere. 

A recently revised vision and mission statement integrates elements of innovation, inter-professional practice, internationalization, technology for our creative and service endeavors, and the development of a new knowledge base in social determinants of health.  I am totally convinced that the SDM is known for its excellence, high competitiveness, leadership, social and community commitment.  We are more than ever positioned to advance the oral and systemic health of our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico and in other communities. 

We invite you to explore our Website to get additional information of our programs, services, events and discover more about our faculty, staff and students. If you are interested in pursuing a career in oral health education, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Sincerely,

José R. Matos Pérez, DMD, FACD

Interim Dean