Spring2016-Impressions

A Message from The Dean

Dear Alumni and Friends,

I am pleased to share with you the latest rankings of the annual World University Rankings for Dentistry by British-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Corporation. In these new rankings, the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) placed 24th globally and eighth in the United States. In the first ever QS World University Rankings by Subject for dentistry, which were released in April 2015, GSDM placed 30th globally and eighth nationally. The 2016 rankings placed GSDM six positions ahead of the 2015 global ranking and in the same place as the 2015 national ranking. The QS World University Rankings by Subject ranks universities from around the world in 42 fields with a score of 0 to 100. The rankings are designed to be utilized by prospective students hoping to identify top schools in their chosen field. While the QS World University Rankings by Subject have been published annually since 2011, 2015 marked the first time that dentistry was added as a subject. Prior to this, a reputable ranking of world and U.S. dental schools had not existed. impressive feat, I know that you will join me in our efforts to ensure that GSDM keeps improving its reputation on both a global and national stage as we achieve our vision of being the premier institution promoting excellence in dental education, research, oral healthcare, and community service in order to improve the overall health of the global population. While moving up six positions in these rankings in just one year is certainly an

I hope the news and achievements in this current issue help illustrate the tremendous energy and enthusiasm of our alumni, faculty, staff, and students as we strive towards this goal. You will find an update on our Group Practice Model which has already changed the clinical and teaching environment in a fundamental way. You will read about several of our most recent graduates in the cover article about the growth of multi- specialty multi-location group practices in the profession. Two of our alumni have been leaders in this field, and they share their perspective on this, as well as the emerging impact of Millennial dentists entering the profession. The launch of our digital dentistry initiative and collaboration with Sirona Dental, Inc. has already proved to be a transformational milestone in the history of our school. Our most recent graduates joined the workforce with more digital experience than graduates from any other dental school. We are truly at the forefront, and our Millennial graduates will play a pivotal role in this transformation. In closing, I could not be more proud of the work our faculty, staff, students, and alumni are doing around the world to promote oral and overall health.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey W. Hutter, DMD, MEd Dean and Spencer N. Frankl Professor in Dental Medicine

SPRING 2016 • IMPRESSIONS

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