Guiding Principles

MISSION
To advance oral health through outstanding
education, research, and community service.
OPERATIONAL GOAL
To develop an exceptional Faculty of Dentistry
at UBC worthy of enthusiastic support by our customers and
partners.
ESSENTIAL CUSTOMERS
and
PARTNERS
Students Patients/Public/Community Research Agencies
Faculty & Staff Funders/Donors Related Professional Orgs.
UBC Community Related Health Organizations Related Industry
Alumni Teaching Agencies
ULTIMATE RESULTS SOUGHT
  1. Well-educated graduates who are ably prepared to meet
    the oral health and science needs of their communities.
  2. Innovative research that has a positive impact on oral
    health science, education, and patient care.
  3. Enthusiastic customers and partners who want to join
    and support our efforts.
CORE IDEAS
for
the
successful achievement of
ultimate results
sought
Core Ideas Point to Core Values

  1. Provide exceptional undergraduate education.
  2. Offer high quality graduate and post graduate programs.
  3. Develop research capacity through collaboration, concentration,
    and career development.
  4. Offer relevant continuing dental education.
  5. Conduct timely and effective communication with all
    of our customer groups.
  6. Cultivate a diversified funding base to support the
    Faculty.
  7. Define and monitor results.
  8. Support individual enterprise while fostering collaboration.
CORE VALUES
that
support our
core ideas
  1. Exemplary professionalism. (Teaching, clinical care,
    research, administration.)
  2. Mindful service to our customers and partners.
  3. Shared responsibility for the Faculty’s welfare
    and financial health.
  4. Thoughtful, timely communication.
  5. High degree of collaboration, partnership, and dialogue.
  6. “Results oriented” efforts. (Appropriate
    planning, methodology, and evaluation.)

See also our Strategic Plan.