Dental Public Health and Education Major

This major is a program that focuses on the scientific study of dental disease prevention and control, community dental health promotion, and prepares dentists and public health professionals to function as dental health specialists.

Includes instruction in preventive dentistry, the relationship of oral disease to health and quality of life, patient and practitioner behavior, dental epidemiology, nutrition and dental health, dental care policy and delivery, oral health program planning and administration, biostatistics, and research methods.

What can you do with a major/degree in Dental Public Health and Education Major?

If you choose this major/degree program, you likely will find a career as a dental health specialist working to facilitate public health programs and progressing grant-funded projects for the community.  Your tasks may involve reviewing, evaluating, and analyzing dental programs and procedures as well as conduct inspections for the enforcement of regulations concerning governing dental health and safety initiatives.


Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Dental Public Health and Education Major

Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.



Publications/Magazines in Dental Public Health and Education Major