CAGS in Dental Public Health

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study

A one-year residency in dental public health is offered to dentists who hold an MPH or equivalent degree. Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine provides a program for individuals interested in careers in state and federal health departments, community health programs, and health maintenance organizations. The program is designed to fulfill the residency requirements of the American Board of Dental Public Health and is individualized to the needs of the applicant. Students may take courses offered by Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine and by other schools and colleges at Boston University.

Curriculum

Based upon the program director’s review of the resident’s self-assessment, transcripts, and a draft of the resident’s proposed residency plan, an individualized program will be developed. Programs may include selected coursework (at the School of Dental Medicine and School of Public Health) in combination with a dental public health field project; or, the residency program may be based entirely on a dental public health field project. The residency program is aimed to meet the eligibility requirements of the American Board of Dental Public Health. The primary educational goal of the residency program is to prepare its graduates for dental public health practice.

The following courses are available to choose from based on the need of each resident:

  • SDM OB 830 Research Writing
  • SDM PE 817 Grand Rounds
  • SDM PH 763 Bioethics and Law
  • SDM PH 803 Biostatistics
  • SDM PH 804 Advanced Topics in Statistical Analysis
  • SDM PH 806 Environmental Health
  • SDM PH 808 Health Care Management and Finance
  • SDM PH 810 Introduction to Dental Public Health
  • SDM PH 812 Oral Epidemiology
  • SDM PH 821 Dental Public Health Literature Review
  • SDM PH 872 Current Issues in Dental Public Health
  • SDM PH 890 Seminars in Dental Public Health
  • SDM PH 892 Dental Public Health Grand Rounds
  • SDM PH 911 Public Health Project
  • SPH EP 813 Intermediate Epidemiology
  • SPH SB 721 Behavioral Science

*See the School of Public Health Bulletin for a detailed description. Course selection may vary according to the School of Public Health schedule.

At the discretion of the program director and/or department chair, research students may participate in clinical activities during their research years.