Strategic Plan

Transforming the Future of Oral Health Education

The Dugoni School has been a leader in transforming dental education in many ways — our humanistic model, our accelerated year-round pre-doctoral program, our integrated competency based educational model, and a vibrant alumni association of leaders in the profession — to name only a few. 

In today's rapidly changing education and health care environment, the Dugoni School must position itself to move to even higher levels of prominence as a leader among academic dental institutions if we are to transform the future of oral health education, and so oral health.

Over the last year, our Strategic Planning Oversight Committee (SPOC) engaged the entire school community to develop our new strategic plan — Transforming the Future of Oral Health Education. SPOC sought input from faculty, students, staff, University administrators, alumni, and other major stakeholders as it facilitated the plan's development.

We are pleased to present the "Strategic Plan at a Glance" and the full "Strategic Plan" in the links below. Our progress in achieving our objectives will be routinely disseminated throughout the school as we work together to create a new and exciting future. Please join me and the Dugoni School in transforming the future of oral health education!

Nader A. Nadershahi, DDS, MBA, EdD 

October 2017


Strategic Plan — Transforming the Future of Oral Health Education (Updated November 2018)
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Strategic Plan at a Glance
(October 18, 2017)
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Strategic Plan Implementation — 18-Month Timeline

September 2017
SPOC recommends implementation teams to Dr. Nadershahi

October 2017
Implementation team assignments are made

November 2017
Implementation teams make preliminary reports to SPOC

December 2017
SPOC reviews reports and makes recommendations to Dr. Nadershahi

March 2018
6-month progress reports to SPOC begin

Strategic Planning Oversight Committee

Dr. Elisa Chávez (Chair), Dr. Homer Asadi, Mr. Marco Castellanos, Dr. Richard Fredekind, Dr. Des Gallagher, Dr. Alan Gluskin, Dr. Natasha Lee, Dr. Cindy Lyon, Mr. Blake Swimmer and Dr. Gabrielle Thodas

External consultant: Academy for Academic Leadership
Internal consultants: Ms. Joanne Fox, Mr. Dan Soine and Ms. Joan Yokom