Public Health and Community Service

Bringing a commitment to socially responsible education, patient care, research and the community, the Department of Public Health and Community Service fosters optimal health and quality of life through good oral health.

Reflecting Tufts University’s mission of community service and citizenship development, the department not only provides comprehensive instruction and conducts research in a wide array of public health topics, but serves as a role model for future dentists through extensive outreach programs that bring quality services and preventive education to patients in need of dental care.

Divisions

Education, Advocacy and Outreach
Improves the delivery and availability of oral health care locally and around the world.

Geriatric Dentistry
Provides education on aging and related dental conditions and offers clinical services for the elderly.

Public Health Research & Analysis
Addresses the many oral health issues that jeopardize general health through research and patient care.

Special Care in Dentistry
Delivers clinical services and aggressive preventive education programs to underserved populations.

Contacts

Mark E. Nehring, MEd, DMD, MPH
Delta Dental of Massachusetts Professor in Public Health and Community Service and Chair, Department of Public Health and Community Service
(617) 636-3683 | mark.nehring@tufts.edu

Christine Robertson
Department Coordinator
(617) 636-3683 | christine.robertson@tufts.edu

Clinical Trial Participation
The division frequently recruits individuals for participation in its clinical trials. Depending on the trial, participants may receive a stipend, free dental cleanings/exams, gift certificates or other incentives. To learn about current trials, click here or call 617-636-3931.

Oral Medicine Clinic Appointments
Please call (617) 636-3932 or (617) 636-2408