As the critical link between oral and overall health becomes more evident, Penn Dental Medicine clinicians and scientists are pioneering innovations that will transform dental practice. And we are growing a generation of practitioners as diverse as the patients they serve.
The Power of Penn Campaign will renovate clinical and classroom spaces to prepare students to offer superior patient care. We will expand community-based teaching experiences to improve access to dental care for vulnerable individuals. We will conduct research that will test new approaches to the prevention of childhood caries, periodontal disease and work that has implications beyond oral health. This research will bring new insight to chronic problems and pioneer new therapies and materials to improve the quality of life for victims of head and neck cancers, facial trauma and genetic maladies and diseases.
CAMPAIGN GOAL: $55,000,000
- Propel breakthroughs in oral health and interdisciplinary discovery by investing in our world-class scientists.
- Train the dental leaders of tomorrow with the latest digital innovations, in state-of- the-art facilities like the newly renovated Robert I. Schattner Clinic.
- Make all levels of education at Penn Dental Medicine more affordable through scholarship and fellowship funding while fostering a more inclusive learning and teaching environment by recruiting underrepresented students and faculty.
- Grow our capacity to address unmet oral health needs by expanding community-based programs and sharing dental education best practices with partners around the world through on-site and virtual training programs and strategic global partnerships.
William W. M. Cheung, D’81 GD’82 PAR’08 PAR’12
Chair, School of Dental Medicine Campaign
David T. Shen, D’79 GD’81
Co-Chair, School of Dental Medicine Campaign