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Dean's Message

Welcome to the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Puerto Rico!

On behalf of our faculty, staff and students, I am pleased to salute you to our School and our website. Here, you will explore the singularity of our academic programs, services, and opportunities to pursue a career in oral health education with a proven record of resiliency, resourcefulness, and adaptability to today’s challenges. Our goal is to provide high quality programs that emphasizes clinical experience with a sensible and human approach.

This institution holds an extraordinary legacy of 65 years in preparing dentists with the highest standards of professionalism and competency fostering an educational environment of excellence in academia, clinical services, research and community outreach.

The School also prepares a diverse and inclusive number of international students, who enrich and enhance the UPR experience, and further expand our purpose in Hispanic communities in the United States and abroad.

Guided by a recently revised vision and mission, we promote innovation, inter-professional practice, internationalization, technology, service and the expansion of knowledge based on the currents’ social determinants of health and the school’s strong commitment on reducing health disparities and inequities in oral health.

I invite you to explore through our website to gain additional information on our programs, faculty and services. I encourage you to contact us if you are interested in pursuing a career in oral health education.


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.

Aprobado por la Comisión Estatal de Elecciones CEE-SA-2020-3174
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