Dental Public Health

The study of epidemiology and social health policies relevant to oral health. Dental public health is defined as “The science and art of preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts.” A common misconception about dental public health is that its primary objective is the delivery of dental care to low-income persons.

  • Oral health surveillance
  • Assessing the evidence on oral health and dental interventions, programmes, and services
  • Policy and strategy development and implementation
  • Oral health improvement
  • Health and public protection
  • Developing and monitoring quality dental services
  • Dental public health intelligence
  • Academic dental public health
  • Role within health services