"Oral health care is a vital and challenging part of overall health care. As biomedical knowledge grows at an explosive rate, our faculty, staff and students are dedicated to maintaining CADE's integral role as a major contributor to the overall health care system."
Rolf G. Behrents, DDS, MS, PhD
Orthodontic Program Director; Center for Advanced Dental Education
Given the global nature of health sciences, students at the Center for Advanced Dental Education will learn the latest dental practices and research from SLU's world-renowned faculty.
Consistent with the mission of the Saint Louis University, the Mission of the Center for Advanced Dental Education is to achieve the highest level of excellence in dental education, scholarship, and patient care according to the scope of the dental specialties of endodontics, orthodontics, and periodontics. In doing so, the Center aims to serve its students, the profession of dentistry, the community of St. Louis, and the communities in which the graduates of CADE will practice their dental specialty.
CADE has a proud tradition of excellence--one which strives to balance progressive excellence with the highest standards and the compassionate service of our Catholic, Jesuit heritage. Each graduate leaves the School prepared to be astute and aware clinicians using an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to caring for cranial facial and dental patient problems. Patients in our clinics experience exceptional, innovative and multi-dimensional care with intervention of all dental specialties as appropriate, using the best available means in diagnosis, treatment planning, treatment technique and concept; CADE also extends its resources to the community to extend dental education and dental patient care to those in need.