Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Develop a framework for thinking through the possibilities for a career in dental public health.
  • Create a list of characteristics that would describe the ideal dental public health position for his/her situation.
  • Realistically appraise a career in dental public health.
  • Develop a list of skills necessary to be successful in a career in dental public health.
  • Investigate the state dental practice act for his/her state as it relates to dental public health.
  • Locate individuals in his or her state that would serve as a network for connections to dental public health opportunities.
  • Seek regional and national associations that strengthen the dental public health network.
  • Consider opportunities with government agencies that offer careers in dental public health.
  • Consider a variety of advanced educational opportunities that would advance a career in dental public health.