Dental Public Health

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.


Advanced Oral Sciences and Therapeutics

The mission of the Department of Advanced Oral Sciences and Therapeutics is to bring together the clinical and scientific expertise of endodontics, periodontics, dental hygiene, prosthodontics, biomaterials and tissue engineering to challenge existing barriers to oral health.  We do this through the alignment of shared expertise and scientific inquiry with clinical care and education.


General Dentistry

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.

  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry

    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.


Microbial Pathogenesis

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.


Neural and Pain Sciences

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.


Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences

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.


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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.


Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry 

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.

  • Division of Pediatric Dentistry

    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.