Students support the advancement of oral health care through research.

Department of Dental Public Health and Professional Practice

We transform students into clinically excellent, service-oriented practitioners who can improve the state's oral health one patient at a time.


Our department vision is a commitment to dental public health education, research, and service to enable good oral and systemic health for all. The goals we set are designed to advance student research, communication and service through the highest level of evidence-based education. We keep our purpose at the forefront through objectives that strengthen student research capabilities; provide speaking opportunities for student dissemination of knowledge and research; and promote new discoveries and innovations in research.

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