Public Health Dentist
Public Health Dentists focus on preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts. Public health dentists promote oral health by assessing the oral health needs of the community, developing and implementing oral health policy, and providing programs and services that address oral health issues.
Dentists working in public health agencies must have a Doctor in Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor in Dental Medicine (DDM) degree. Dental Public Health specialists must have broad knowledge and skills in public health administration, research methodology, the prevention and control of oral diseases, and the delivery and financing of oral health care.