Dental Public Health


Examination of contemporary public health concepts and practice related to oral health. Dental hygienists’ role in advocating for optimal oral health will be emphasized. The importance of inter-professional collaborations in maximizing oral health of the U.S. population, including underserved and other vulnerable populations will be highlighted. Students will explore the related roles of government, non-government agencies, and private organizations. Case studies will be offered to stimulate discussion and deeper understanding of the complexities facing dental public health professionals.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture