The Dental Public Health Graduate Residency Program is for students who possess both a Dental and MPH degree, in a 12 month full time curriculum.

Dental Public Health is the science and art of oral health promotion and disease prevention to improve the total health of communities. The Dental Public Health Residency program at Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX is an innovative 12-month program designed to prepare dentists for dental public health practice, as well as the development, implementation and evaluation of effective community programs.

Our training program is tailored to meet each individual resident’s career goals and includes didactic instruction, acquisition of research skills, and field experiences including community-oriented inter-professional clinical care.  

Scholarly and travel opportunities are also available.

Residents who successfully complete the program receive a certificate.


Admissions Requirements

Dentists who hold the MPH or equivalent degree are eligible to apply. Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements of the Texas A& M College of Dentistry.

PHS graduates

A stipend is available for residents who meet eligibility criteria.

The College of Dentistry's Dental Public Health Residency Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

For further information, contact:

Dr. Peggy Timothé, Program Director
ptimothe@tamhsc.edu
Office (214) 828-8480

Texas A&M College of Dentistry DPH Residency

Program Description

Dental Public Health is the science and art of oral health promotion and disease prevention to improve the total health of communities. Dental Public Health is one of the nine specialties of dentistry formally recognized by the American Dental Association®.

Dental Public Health Residents take courses and work with the resources and faculty of the college, the Texas A&M University School of Public Health, and community clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Our training program is tailored to meet each individual resident’s career goals and includes didactic instruction, acquisition of research skills, and field experiences including community-oriented interprofessional clinical care. In addition, this program is designed to fulfill the residency requirements of the American Board of Dental Public Health (ABDPH).

Each resident is required to:

  • Develop a residency training plan with their mentor based on prior education and experiences.  
  • Complete coursework and training in population health, health literacy, and practice transformation. 
  • Participate in field experiences designed to increase residents’ cultural sensitivity and understanding of minority groups. 
  • Complete at least one research or administrative project in accordance to ABDPH project report format.
  • Take the written examination offered by the ABDPH prior to completing the residency.

Residents who successfully complete the program receive a Dental Public Health Residency Certificate. 

Admissions Requirements

Dentists who hold an MPH or equivalent degree are eligible to apply. Applicants must also meet the general admission requirements of the college.

Stipends

Financial support through a federally-funded grant is available for applicants with United States citizenship, non-citizen nationals, or foreign nationals having in their possession a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States.

Scholarly and travel opportunities are also available.

The College of Dentistry Dental Public Health Residency Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and meets the ABDPH training requirements.


 U.S. Department of Education regulations (Federal Register [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832], October 2010) require institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (the HEA), to report certain information about students who enrolled in Title IV-eligible educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation (GE Programs).

This data must include the name and U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code, graduation rate, tuition and fees, book and supply costs, job placement rate and median loan debt for each program. The data pertaining to the Dental Public Health program may be reviewed at: https://itasmailer.tamu.edu/customerupload/HSCTemplates/DPH/DPH.html