Short Course in Dental Public Health

July 9 – 13, 2018

Course Description

This short course will consist of lectures, workshops, panel discussions on important topics in dental public health. It is intended to provide a structured learning in dental public health for those in government services, non- government agencies, and those teaching community dentistry.

Course Objectives
At the end of the course, the participants should be able to:

  1. understand Universal Health Care and the challenges and role of the public health dentist in the achievement of Universal Health Care;
  2. choose from a variety of health promotion and preventive interventions for the planning of effective oral health programs;
  3. understand the importance and processes needed to advocate for oral health;
  4. understand the different oral health indices and use of these indices for program planning; and
  5. identify policy issues related to oral health.