2020 - 2025

Our vision for the future of dental science

Our vision for the future of dental science

More than a century since our founding, our vision for dentistry has endured. But what comes next is even more important.

Over the next 5 years, the Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences aims to reach its full potential and help shape the future of dentistry for the better. By making sustainable investments in the technological paradigms of tomorrow to train future-ready students. By empowering our service to the community champions. And by boosting research for innovation in the dental sciences for years to come. In doing so, the Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences can remain the flagship of outreach for McGill University, while driving innovation with digital dentistry.

Chief among our plans for the future of dental sciences is to meaningfully implement digital dentistry within the Faculty’s teaching, research, and service to the community. The Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences’ vision for digital dentistry is a plan to bring McGill at the forefront of technological developments in dentistry to ensure we can provide future-proof training for our students for years to come, drive innovation in dentistry through advanced clinical research, and strengthen our commitment to the communities we serve by delivering the best treatment plans available today to people in need. The Faculty’s goal is to implement cutting edge developments in dental science across teaching, research, and care delivery units, doing so by effectively leveraging the resources and partnerships with affiliated Faculties, research institutes, and community organizations that are already in place.

Our Faculty’s mission has always been to provide the best education for our students, the most up to date care for our patients and community, to be at the forefront of dental research, and above all, to excel in all these areas. For us, this means the faculty needs to move in this direction to remain on the path we set for ourselves.