Residency Program in Dental Public Health

The advanced education program in Dental Public Health is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and offers three tracks: 1) one-year full-time for dentists with a master’s degree in public health or equivalent; 2) two-year part-time for dentists with a master’s degree in public health or equivalent; and 3) two-year full-time for dentists WITHOUT a master’s in public health. Residents in the first two tracks earn a certificate, while residents in the third track will earn a residency certificate from the School of Dental Medicine as well as an accredited MPH degree through Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine.

The primary training site is the CWRU School of Dental Medicine, with extramural sites in other parts of Ohio. The didactic instruction for the residency program encompasses competencies of the American Board for Dental Public Health and concepts such as population health, cultural competency, and health literacy. The field experience sites have been carefully chosen to increase residents’ cultural sensitivity and understanding, particularly about underserved groups. Trainees have opportunities to work with indigent, homeless, and minority populations.


More information about admission to the dental public health residency program ( can be found on the School of Dental Medicine website.