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Dental Public Health

Doctorate in Dental Surgery (Dental Public Health)

Full-Time (3 years) Part-Time (5 years)

The Doctorate level course has been designed to support the development of an experienced dentist into a dental leader and role model capable of managing a large complex regional or national dental service, or acting as a consultant to provide health service reviews, and to encourage the development of patient centred evidence based, efficient oral health services.

Areas covered include:
-Undertaking a needs assessment in dentistry
-Undertaking a health equity audit of a public health service
-Developing an oral health strategy
-Evaluating an oral health service
-Developing an oral health promotion programme
-Becoming competent at using information technology to gather, analyse and present dental public health data
-Using dental serve quality indicators to protect the public from risk associated with the delivery of dentistry
-Undertaking a Dental Public Health research project
-Appraising existing research
-Learning how to teach dental public health at a specialist level

The degree programme is divided into taught courses with an significant component of the course working with national health providers (e.g. the UK National Health Service). A major dissertation is undertaken during the course.

Applications to the programme can be made here.

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