TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY BAYLOR COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY
MISSION: "...to develop exemplary dental professionals and scientists, provide the highest quality health care services to the community and advance science. The College accepts its responsibility as a leader in health professions education and seeks innovations in science, technology, and health care delivery to shape the future of oral medicine."
LEADERSHIP: Dr. Lawrence E. Wolinsky, Dean Phone: (214) 828-8300 Email: email@example.com
LOCATION: Located at 3302 Gaston Avenue, the college is situated approximately a mile east of downtown Dallas, adjacent to Baylor University Medical Center.
DEGREES: BCD offers a four-year program leading to a doctor of dental surgery degree; a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene; several master’s degree programs; a Ph.D. program in biomedical sciences; and postdoctoral degrees in the dental specialties.
HISTORY: Founded in 1905 in Dallas as State Dental College, Baylor College of Dentistry became a part of Baylor University in 1918. In 1971 the college became a private institution chartered by the State of Texas. Baylor College of Dentistry joined The Texas A&M University System in 1996 and became a component of The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center in 1999.
REVENUE: BCD generated $9.7 million through its clinical services.
ENROLLMENT: Baylor College of Dentistry’s enrollment for the 2009-2010 academic year is 572.
FACULTY & STAFF: BCD employs approximately 244 full-time and part-time faculty members and 350 full-time and part-time staff.
RESEARCH EXPENDITURES: Baylor College of Dentistry’s research expenditures in 2009-2010 were approximately $4,261,951.
OUTREACH PATIENT CARE: Baylor College of Dentistry is the single largest provider of oral health care services in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and receives more than 104,902 patient visits per year, and approximately 5,000 emergency patient visits annually, about 45 percent of which are by low-income patients.
COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICE: BCD served 295,385 people in the 2009-2010 academic year through health fairs, public school programs, Dallas children’s hospitals, community health clinics.
UNCOMPENSATED CARE: In 2009-2010, BCD students and faculty provided approximately $1,177,400 in uncompensated care.
SEALANT INITIATIVE: A collaborative effort between Baylor College of Dentistry, the Dallas County Dental Society and Communities In Schools, the program provides dental sealants, screenings, referrals and oral health education to elementary school children in the Dallas Independent School District. In 2009-2010 academic year nearly 1,000 school children were served through this initiative.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS: BCD works to develop and sustain life long relationships with the community through programs that benefit children, predental students, alumni and other health professionals.
Source: Annual Report 2009-2010