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Public Health Dentistry

The College of Dentistry at the University of Kentucky has a statewide oral health mission and a rich tradition of involving student dentists and dental residents in community dental health programs.

Our goal is to help increase oral health care access for all Kentuckians by:

  • Educating the public about the importance of oral health
  • Reducing oral health care access barriers for underserved populations
  • Promoting the integration of oral and general health care delivery systems
  • Advocating for the benefits of oral health care with policy-making bodies and organizations

The College of Dentistry at the University of Kentucky has a diverse set of extramural, community-based activities and programs that address this goal in over 40 counties across the Commonwealth.

Faculty

Robert Kovarik, DMD, MS, Division Chief
Joanna Aalboe, RDH, MPH
Laura Hancock Jones, DMD
Wesley Coffman, DMD
Kelly Dingrando, DMD
Harold Lester, DMD
M. Raynor Mullins, DMD, MPH
Pam Stein, DMD, MPH
Jenny Stigers, DMD
Keith White, DMD