The mission of the Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry is to educate its visitors about the history of dentistry through museum exhibition, related programs, research and preservation of its collections. To achieve its mission, the Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry will:
- Develop and preserve historical museum collections focused on the history of dentistry with particular interest on dental practice and technology in the United States and Michigan dating from the 18th century to today.
- Create and maintain exhibitions reflecting the history of the dental profession, technology and related topics of historical significance in dentistry.
- Serve the University, the dental community, and the public through the sharing of knowledge of the Museum's collection and history of dentistry via public exhibits, programs, research services, and other outreach activities.