Some people hide their smiles from the world because of broken or missing teeth. The exceptional students and faculty in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics repair complex dental concerns every day. Our experts are creating advanced biomaterials to repair broken or missing teeth, developing new technologies to maintain oral health, and rehabilitating patients who have lost parts of their faces or mouths to illness, trauma, or birth defects.
By giving today, in any amount, you will be partnering with leaders in restorative dentistry and prosthodontics to uncover more smiles.
Our Top Priorities
Opportunities for progress come in many forms and often arise quickly. Our Chair Fund allows department leadership to help in all areas of need, from advancing leading-edge oral health research to ensuring our students have the resources they need to succeed and to other opportunities that advance each department’s mission at a moment’s notice.
Advanced Education Fund
With nearly 60 million people across the United States living in underserved areas, our communities need dental professionals more than ever. Your gift today toward the Advanced Education Fund will create opportunities for our students to develop into the experts who will fill this gap and advance the field of oral health care. By supporting these students, you are supporting a healthier future for our friends and families.
Everyone deserves quality oral health care no matter their age, status, or location – and this is why research is so important. Innovation and discovery keep us on the frontlines of the dental profession and provide new ways of serving our communities. When you make a gift to the Research Fund, you support groundbreaking work that will bring new smiles to our friends, families, and neighbors.
Rodney F. Beetar, DDS, MS Award
In memory of Dr. Beetar, his colleagues and friends established the Rodney F. Beetar, DDS, MS, Award to continue his extraordinary legacy of supporting prosthodontics education. The award will recognize and encourage fourth-year dental students, residents, and faculty who go above and beyond in prosthodontics advocacy and education.