Dental Public Health - Certificate

Offered by the Department of Public Health Sciences, Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, located in Dallas, Texas.  This is 12-month certificate program that begins in late June or early July each year. Up to two new positions may be available each year. All applicants must have a DDS, DMD, or equivalent foreign degree, an MS or PhD in public health, and a competitive academic record with references. All applications are to be made through PASS.

The program is guided by the Dental Public Health Competencies developed by the American Board of Dental Public Health. Each resident completes a pre-assessment evaluation prior to entering the residency program. Based on this assessment and other credentials required for admission to the program, the residency director and a residency committee of other graduate faculty customize the resident’s course of study, with emphasis on areas that will complement and extend the resident’s current knowledge in the specialty area of Dental Public Health. At a minimum, the program addresses the following competencies: planning oral health programs for populations, selecting interventions and strategies for the prevention and control of oral diseases and the promotion of oral health, designing surveillance systems for and monitoring dental care delivery systems, advocating for public health policy legislation and regulation, and conducting population-based studies to address issues in oral and public health.

Upon successful completion of all components of the program, the resident receives a Certificate in Dental Public Health and meets the advanced education eligibility requirements of the American Board of Public Health Dentistry. Each resident is required to take the written portion of the Qualifying Examination of the American Board of Public Health Dentistry in April prior to graduation from the program.

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In accordance with Student Rule 10.4.1, grades of S or U may be assigned in certain officially designated certificate courses.