public health dentistry


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pub·lic health den·tis·try

that specialty of dentistry concerned with the prevention and control of dental diseases and promotion of oral health through organized community efforts.

public health dentistry

public health dentistry

The area of dentistry that seeks to improve the dental health of communities by epidemiological studies, research in preventive methods, and better distribution, management, and use of dental skills.
See also: dentistry

pub·lic health den·tis·try

(pŭblik helthdentis-trē)
That specialty of dentistry concerned with prevention and control of dental diseases and promotion of oral health through organized community efforts.
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In keeping with the changing trends of increasing use of ICT in dental education the world over, the undergraduate public health dentistry curriculum in Pakistan can be modified to take advantage of the opportunities ICT offers to dental education.
The authors would also like to acknowledge all the staff members and postgraduate students of the Departments of Public Health Dentistry, Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry and of Periodontics, KLE VK IDS for assisting in the treatment of the study subjects.
Daniels was chosen by the dental hygiene faculty to receive the Dental Hygiene Student Recognition Award for Achievement in Community Dentistry and Dental Public Health, a national recognition award for senior dental hygiene students sponsored by the American Association of Public Health Dentistry.
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Lahore, Pakistan Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Barts and the London School of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Lahore, Pakistan Department of Public Health Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Lahore, Pakistan Department of Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Lahore, Pakistan Corresponding Author: Dr Muhammad Umair Dastgir Bhatti, Address: 64 A/1 Street 17, Cavalry Grounds Extension, Lahore Cantt, Pakistan, Phone: 0092423006458100, 00924236605000, Email: umairbhatti@doctor.
She is also active with the American Association of Public Health Dentistry.
1 Department of Public Health Dentistry and Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Lahore, Pakistan
Her teaching and research interests are in public health dentistry, health promotion and culturally competent health care with special interests in the social determinants of health.
As a faculty member in the dental hygiene department at Santa Rosa Junior College, Chigazola tries to implement public health dentistry into the program.
The recruitment and retention of these rural dentists has historically been an ongoing challenge, as most dental school graduates choose private practice, not public health dentistry.
This information was presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Public Health Dentistry last year.

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