Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Dental Medicine

The department of Dental Medicine is devoted to excelling a diverse, equal, and inclusive environment to educate our students and provide care to our community. We work in conjunction with the HSC Office for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.

UNM Land Acknowledgement Statement

Founded in 1889, the University of New Mexico sits on the traditional homelands of the Pueblo of Sandia. The original peoples of New Mexico – Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache – since time immemorial, have deep connections to the land and have made significant contributions to the broader community statewide. We honor the land itself and those who remain stewards of this land throughout the generations and also acknowledge our committed relationship to Indigenous peoples. We gratefully recognize our history.

Dental Medicine is aligned with the HSC Office for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion.

To advance diversity, equity and inclusivity for all throughout New Mexico’s Health Science institutions and the communities they serve.

A diverse and inclusive UNM Health Sciences fosters health and well-being throughout New Mexico by weaving cultural humility and respect for all people.

The UNM Health Sciences Center’s most important value is a steadfast duty to improve the health of all New Mexicans. We will serve our patients and the public with integrity and accountability. We will strive as an institution and as individuals to recognize, cultivate and promote all forms of diversity; to fully understand the health needs of our communities; and to advance clinical, academic, and research excellence. We are committed to perform our duties with compassion and respect for our patients, learners, and colleagues; and always to conduct ourselves with the highest level of professionalism.

Respectful Learning Environment

Our DEI program aligns with the HSC Learning Environment Office (LEO). We work to foster an inclusive learning environment where faculty, residents, AA students, and other learners thrive in a mutually respectful climate. If you would like to report an incident of learner mistreatment learn more here or on LEO’s website.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Contact

Director of DEI
Margaret Saiz, MBA

Department of Dental Medicine
1 University of New Mexico
MSC06 3500
Albuquerque, NM, 87131

Phone: 505-925-7767

Email: msaiz@salud.unm.edu