Department of
Dental Public Health
Newark Campus

About Dental Public Health

On School of Public Health's Newark Campus

The Department of Dental Public Health is designed to produce skilled and committed dental health professionals equipped with a broad knowledge of health problems and health delivery.  The dental health professional will also be capable of assuming leadership roles in:

  • community oral health promotion
  • oral disease prevention
  • oral health research programs

The curriculum provides opportunities for the student to select an area of concentration, including:

  • Oral Epidemiology - focuses on the distribution and determinants of oral diseases; and
  • Public Policy and Oral Health Services Administration - concerned with implications of public health policy on the structure, process and outcome of the oral health delivery system.

Each student must complete:

  • all MPH requirements
  • seven (7) required department courses (15 credit hours)
  • three (3) elective courses (9 credit hours)

Letter From the Chair

Rufus Caine, Jr. DDS, MPH
Thank you for your interest in the Department of Dental Public Health (DNPH) in the Rutgers School of Public Health.  Our department is located on the Newark Campus of the School of Public Health.