The San Antonio Dental Public Health and Diversity Pre-doctoral Education Program at the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry is focused on addressing the oral health needs of persons living in Texas, especially South Texas, along the Texas-Mexico border region. The goal of the program is to maintain and improve a comprehensive pre-doctoral dental public health curriculum and promote an academic climate that leads to a more knowledgeable dental public health workforce.
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Dental students introduced approximately 12,000 high school students to careers in dentistry by participating in a recent UT Health San Antonio Science Expo.
dental students actively participate in community-based service activities every month. These students are members of the San Antonio Chapter of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry.
More than 100
individuals received information about the link between oral health and HIV/AIDS at a recent World AIDS Day; dental students participated in the event.
The creation of a dental public health infrastructure and competent dental public health workforce is necessary to develop strategies that assure oral health equity and reduce oral health disparities in the South Texas population.