Dental Public Health refers to a field of study, which examines complex societal issues in a broader context. The field is multidisciplinary and often includes among other fields of study economics, epidemiology, sociology and political science.
The mission of the Department of Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry is to educate the pre-and post-doctoral student to be competent in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of the comprehensive endodontic, restorative and rehabilitative needs of patients through a critical thinking approach.
The primary mission of the Department of General Dentistry at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry is to educate and train students to practice dentistry. To accomplish this mission, students will learn how to manage and provide high quality dental care to patients who seek treatment at the school.
The Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program is designed to provide advanced training beyond the level of predoctoral dental school education, using cutting-edge technology and advances in evidence-based dentistry.
The Department of Microbial Pathogenesis is committed to the study of the genomic, molecular and cellular bases of infectious diseases and the correlated training of dental and dental hygiene students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and residents.
As part of the School of Dentistry, this department has a special interest in pain and dysfunction that manifests itself in the orofacial complex. However, we also recognize that study of somatic and visceral pain models throughout the body will provide scientific advances that can benefit our understanding of orofacial pain conditions.
The Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences consists of more than 40 faculty members with broad expertise including oral pathology, oral medicine, radiology, special care (HIV), cancer prevention, cancer biology, cancer genetics, and nutritional pathology.
This department, primarily affiliated with both the School of Dentistry and the University of Maryland Medical Center/R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, has been active since the 1930s. Since that time we have graduated a great number of residents and fellows who have gone on to illustrious careers in both academics and private practice.
It is the primary mission and goal of the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry to improve oral health by preserving and enhancing the oral function, appearance, self-esteem and overall health of the patient community.
The mission of the Division of Pediatric Dentistry is to improve the quality of life for Maryland children through excellence and leadership in training of oral health care providers, clinical and preventive care, community service and health policy development.
The major educational objectives of the department are twofold: (1) ensure that dental students acquire the most current knowledge and skills in periodontics and teach to the highest standards of patient-centered care, and (2) train periodontists to the highest level of knowledge and clinical competency of the specialty.
The University of Maryland experience is a true 4 year Bachelor's experience. The campus and initiatives provide the dental hygiene student with a plethora of experiences to enhance their knowledge and skill levels.