Message From the Dean

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

Welcome to the Howard University College of Dentistry and thank you for visiting our Web Site.  We welcome your comments and feedback on this site and hope that the information provided will appropriately inform you of our admission policies, financial aid, curriculum, research and service activities.  The site provides links to external dental organizations, our clinical and academic calendars plus all policies related to our academic programs.  The site also includes our administrative and departmental leadership and the units responsible for the clinical and academic programs.  The College of Dentistry is an integral unit in the Howard University Health Sciences Enterprise which consists of the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health, the Howard University Hospital, the Faculty Practice Plan, the Student Health Center, the Louis Stokes Health Science Library and several specialty institutes and centers.

Our Mission
To lead in the advancement of healthcare and heath equality, locally and globally 

Our Vision
To provide exemplary education, service, and research that promotes patient-centered, collaborative care and advocacy for the elimination of health disparities.

Our Values- CARES

Our Goals
To focus activities diseases for which outcome disparities exist Competitive performance in all quality measures, Cultural competence, Operational excellence, Inspired faculty and staff

It is a personal privilege to serve as the Dean of this historic institution and an honor to be an alum of Howard University.  I look forward to your feedback and suggestions on our Web site. 

Dexter A. Woods, DDS