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KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Dentistry - dental public health

About the Department

Dental public health was established as a division in the department of preventive dentistry since the start of the dental faculty. The Dental public health became an independent department in 2013/14 academic year. The department Focus on developing students’ skills and expertise in population-based dentistry instead of on treating an individual patient. By increasing the overall oral health in the population, Dental public health can reduce the burden of oral disease through a combination of treatment, education, and policy changes.  

The dental public health department also deals with and manage oral health programs for population health. Evaluate systems of care that impact oral health. Design surveillance systems to measure oral health status, needs, and its determinants. Integrate the social determinants of health into dental health practice. Critically appraise evidence to address oral health issues. Conduct research to address oral and public health problems. Communicate and lead collaborations on oral and public health needs. Advocate for public health policy, legislation, and regulations related to oral and overall health