Qualified students who wish to pursue a public health degree along with their dental certification may apply to the DDS/MPH dual degree program. Individuals pursing this course of study receive thorough foundations in the basic biological sciences and clinical dentistry, and gain invaluable insights into the complexities of the evolving U.S. health care system. DDS/MPH degree candidates may choose among a number of public health concentrations, including epidemiology, biostatistics, health administration, and the sociomedical sciences.
DDS MPH Dual Degree Scholars Program: The College of Dental Medicine's Section of Population Oral Health sponsors a five-year dual degree DDS-MPH Program that prepares dentists-in-training to actively engage in oral health care policy, dental care management, oral health promotion and disease prevention, and community-based oral health programs. Since 2010, this federally-funded program provides MPH tuition and expense support for dental students annually to earn both their DDS and MPH degree pertinent to dental education.
Students enrolled in the DDS/MPH degree track are uniquely equipped to assume leadership roles at the interface of dentistry, medicine, and the health care system. They also have a number of career options open to them; graduates of the program serve in administrative posts, the public health service, general practice residencies, specialty residencies, the armed services, and private practice.
For further information, contact:
Dr. Burton Edelstein
Director, Division of Community Health
College of Dental Medicine
630 West 168th Street New York, NY 10032