Message from Dean Denise Kassebaum
The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine (CU SDM) is an amazing research-intensive, comprehensive dental education institution with state-of-the-art clinical care facilities, located on the Anschutz Medical Campus.
The School of Dental Medicine believes dental health is critical to overall health, and we are dedicated to integrating dentistry and the other health professions through our innovative educational programs, real-world research, exceptional patient care, and life-changing community outreach initiatives. Believing that there should not be a distinction between dental and systemic health, the SDM emphasizes our intention to integrate “dental” to improve health.
I'm inspired every day by the wealth of diversity and talent that is present at the CU SDM. I’m excited for you to take a look around our site and discover the education, research and clinical programs that are shaping tomorrow’s dental workforce, creating new knowledge and providing patient-centered care.
Whether you are a prospective student with an interest in building your future, a potential faculty or partner who wants to make a difference by working with us, I am confident that after browsing our site, you will discover why the SDM is one of the most selective US dental schools and is powering the future of integrated health.
Thank you for your interest in the work we do.
Denise Kassebaum, DDS, MS
Professor and Dean
School of Dental Medicine
13065 East 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
Dental Medicine Programs
The CU School of Dental Medicine strives to achieve excellence in education, research and patient care which integrates into our dynamic curriculum for students. Located on the world-class CU Anschutz Medical Campus, our programs provide students an exceptional opportunity to learn in an interprofessional environment, participate in cutting edge research and train in real clinics on campus, across the state and around the world. These unique opportunities allow our students to graduate with the skills and confidence they need to be successful and make a positive impact in patients’ lives.
With five incredible dental programs, the CU School of Dental Medicine seeks individuals with a passion for advancing oral health. Accepted students collectively form a well-rounded and diverse student body which further enhances education and patient care experiences. Explore our programs below to learn how you can be a part of our transformative programs.
School of Dental Medicine
Forms & Policies
The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine is a diverse teaching, clinical care and research community comprised of dedicated students, faculty and staff working together to help further our mission.
The policies below were created to help our students maintain our high standards and ensure the best possible experience during your time here.
- Academic Policy
- Clinic Policy and Procedure Manual
- Competency Statements
- Compliance Portal
- Ethics Point Reporting
- N-95 Fact Sheet
- Student Handbook
- Student Identity Verification With Remote Learning
- Student Leave Form
- Student Organizations Policy
- Technical Standards for Admission, Promotion and Graduation
School of Dental Medicine Faculty Directory
Mission, Goals & Values
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine (CU SDM), a collaborative partner on the Anschutz Medical Campus, is a diverse learning, clinical care, and research community. The CU SDM is committed to integrated health that innovates, treats and discovers for the well-being of and in-service to local and global communities.
Statement of Vision
CU SDM will be recognized as the leading transformative dental institution that graduates future-ready practitioners to deliver research-informed person-centered care.
The School of Dental Medicine will provide contemporary educational programs that prepare general dentists and dental specialists with the knowledge, skills, and values to practice dentistry as critical thinkers and lifelong learners, dedicated to fulfilling the public's trust.
The School of Dental Medicine will increase research activities to contribute to the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge for society's benefit and to be consistent with the mission of the University of Colorado.
Transformative Clinical Care
The School of Dental Medicine's patient care programs will provide quality, comprehensive oral health care with a focus on prevention, and serve as a clinical educational resource for dental, post-doctoral students, and residents.
The School of Dental Medicine will provide oral health to underserved populations in our communities, and provide programs to benefit our alumni and other members of the dental profession in Colorado, across the country and around the world.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Humanism
The School's education, research, and patient care programs will foster a culture of inclusion where diversity and differences are celebrated and a supportive environment for all students, faculty, and staff exists. The School will ensure the appropriate utilization of resources while complying with federal, state, and University regulations