CDC Dental Public Health Lecture Series

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This lecture series is designed to help dental public health residents gain a better understanding of the 10 dental public health competencies [PDF – 119 KB] outlined in the American Board of Dental Public Health.

These webinars are for current dental public health residents, prospective residents, and anyone interested in the field of dental public health. The lectures feature experts in dental public health to provide a deeper dive into their experiences, each competency, and current topics in the field.

Introduction to the Series

This video provides an introduction to CDC’s Lecture Series, its purpose, and an overview of dental public health.

Recent Webinars

August 30, 2023

Jack of All Trades, Master of None: One State Dental Director’s Perspective

Dr. Harry Goodman’s presentation covers three main objectives. Firstly, participants will acquire a comprehension of the ASTDD competency domains and the different levels associated with state dental directors and programs. Secondly, the presentation aims to raise awareness regarding the guiding principles that underpin state dental directors and programs, specifically in addressing core public health principles and the 10 essential public health services to enhance oral health. Lastly, attendees will gain insights from a case study detailing how a state dental director effectively managed a public oral health crisis.

February 9, 2023

Five Important Themes Influencing Advances and Challenges in Oral Health Across the Lifespan

Dr. Bruce Dye identifies the key factors affecting oral health across the lifespan, the generational challenges that will need to be overcome for all Americans to benefit from better oral health and the most important intervention that will benefit the majority of Americans.

September 28, 2022

Medicaid 101 — How Medicaid Programs Have Evolved to Advance Oral Health Equity

Mary E. Foley describes the US Public Health System, its programs and administration; explains the evolution of the Medicaid, Medicare and CHP programs and discusses State Medicaid administration across the US in 2022.

May 25, 2022

Race, Racism, and Oral Health in America

Dr. Raul Garcia explains the development and use of race/ethnicity categories in analysis of population data in the US, describes ways to measure the impact of racism on health and well-being and highlights the role of racism on the persistence of oral health inequities in the US.