There is a dental health crisis in America, and it's important for there to be enough dentists to meet the needs of the many individuals across the country that need urgent care. The Tufts School of Dental Medicine and the School of Medicine has recognized this need, and is now offering a program that will allow students to graduate with a joint Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) and Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.
Wanda Wright, assistant professor of public health and community service at the Dental School and program director of the new DMD/MPH program, told the Tufts Daily that this program was designed to meet the growing need for dentists.
"The goal of the proposed combined DMD/MPH program is to recruit and retain a diverse and competent dental public health workforce that can help to reduce oral health disparities and improve understanding of the health care needs of disadvantaged populations," Mark Nehring, chair of the Department of Public Health and Community Service at the Dental School, told the Tufts Daily.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28 percent of adults between the ages of 35 and 44 have untreated tooth decay, and 18 percent of individuals who are 65 and older.
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