The Need for Private Support
Private support for the School through the Defining Excellence campaign will help us address immediate and pressing issues at the School and ensure a future where we can continue to provide our students with the best clinical dental education in the country. State appropriations that support the School's operating budget have annually decreased over the last five years. We cannot significantly raise tuition without making the School unaffordable for most of our students. Nor can we sacrifice our mission of providing low-cost care for a significant number of patients who are underinsured or have no insurance at all.
Only through private resources can we recruit, retain and support the best students and most outstanding faculty. Only private gifts can augment state-funded facilities with the equipment and technology necessary to enable our students to realize their full potential.
Private support will help the School continue to achieve national recognition for excellence in contemporary dental education. Private gifts to the School will help us continue to graduate the best practitioners of general dentistry in the country.