Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2013 for NIDCR’s Residency Program in Dental Public Health. The 12-month full-time or 12-month equivalent part-time Residency Program provides a formal training opportunity for dentists planning careers in dental public health, with an emphasis on oral and craniofacial, health-related epidemiologic research. The Residency Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Program graduates receive a certificate of completion and are qualified educationally to apply for examination by the American Board of Dental Public Health for specialty certification.
While emphasizing research training and oral disease prevention and health promotion, the residency also provides experience in other areas of dental public health, ie, public health administration and management, the organization and financing of dental care programs, and the development of resources. Residents develop an individualized initial training plan, which describes activities to be undertaken during the residency and conduct at least one research project under the guidance of NIDCR staff and other qualified mentors. The training program in research will be tailored to meet the particular interests and previous experience of each individual selected. However, a typical resident's effort will require that time be spent in each of the following areas: Research Methods in Dental Public Health; Health Policy, Program Management, and Administration; Oral Disease Prevention and Oral Health Promotion; and Oral Health Services and Delivery Systems.
Applicants must have a DDS or DMD degree or its equivalent and a graduate degree in public health. Additional information about the program and the application are found at: http://go.usa.gov/Wdb5.