Dental public health is the specialty of dentistry that promotes oral health as well as the prevention and control of dental diseases. The American Association of Public Health Dentistry identifies several ways that public health dentists can promote oral health, such as assessing the oral health needs of the community, developing and implementing oral health policy and providing programs and services that address oral health issues. The department coordinates the Student Community Outreach Program and Education (SCOPE) program and offers a dual degree option and Certificate in Dental Public Health in conjunction with the School of Graduate Public Health. Read more >
Academic Dentistry and Clinical Teaching Opportunities
cope II, is a community-based clinical dental program for fourth year dental students.
Center of Excellence in Pain Education (CoEPE)
The National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded the University of Pittsburgh a federal contract to develop interactive, virtual cases ranging from opioid misuse to widespread pain and fibromyalgia. The expertise of faculty from the Pitt Schools of Health Sciences includes dental medicine, internal medicine, geriatric medicine, palliative care, rheumatology, neurology, pain medicine, anesthesiology, psychiatry, pediatrics, education, instructional design and technology, chiropractic, nursing and pharmacy. Read more >