Department of Public Health and Community Service
Bringing a commitment to socially responsible education, patient care, research and community engagement, the Department of Public Health and Community Service fosters optimal health and quality of life through population-based oral health disease prevention practices and healthy lifestyle behaviors. Reflecting Tufts University’s mission of community service and citizenship development, the department provides comprehensive instruction and conducts research on a wide array of public health topics. Its activities serve to model for future dentists, understanding of the interplay among individual, caregiver and health care provider groups. DPHCS offers extensive outreach programs, bringing prevention education and quality services to patients in need of dental care. Research and population-based programs in the Department include: Advanced General Dentistry (GPR/AEGD) postdoctoral training; Community-Based Oral Health Prevention and Engagement experiences; Community Service Learning Externship experience; and population-based experiences including Geriatric Dentistry, Global Service Learning, Health Communication, Education and Promotion, and Special Care in Dentistry.