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Our MissionFaculty instructing in the SIM Clinic

To prepare oral health practitioners who recognize and understand:

  • the psychosocial characteristics of dental patients
  • the conditions that cognitively and psychologically, medically or physically compromise dental patients
  • the societal, ethical and cultural values, community influences, and political systems and trends that affect dental behavior and dental practice
  • the effects of these various factors on the oral health of the public and the practice of dentistry
  • the principles of preventive dentistry as applied to both individual patients and entire communities
faculty teaching in lab cleaning calculus Annual Dental Public Health Conference