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Dean's Message

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 our Website. In our website you will discover the outstanding academic level of the programs, services, and opportunities to pursue a career in oral health. The SDM is a unique higher education Institution in Puerto Rico, preparing dentists with the utmost standards of professionalism at the forefront in its educational opportunities.

With great enthusiasm we can affirm that since our foundation more than 65 years ago, we hold a fully accredited status from the American Dental Association 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 of international students, some of which are already practicing in Hispanic communities in the United States and elsewhere.

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

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.


Aileen M. Torres, DMD
Interim Dean

The University of Puerto Rico guarantees equal opportunity for its student’s employees and aspirants to study or work at the institution. The institution also promotes equal opportunity for its academic program, services and working conditions. The University does not exclude from participating, nor exclude from its benefits, any person because of reason of age, race, color, place of birth, origin or social condition, physical or mental impediments, sexual preference, political ideals or religion.

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