Training the Future Leaders of Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health Specialists
A Collaboration Between UCSF School of Dentistry Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health.
Enhancing the Delivery of Care
Integrating oral health into primary care pediatrics during well-child visits and developing community-based quality improvement (QI) projects for PD and DPH trainees at FQHCs.
Bringing Residents to Rural Communities
Adding field site rotations for DPH dentists in rural LOHPs in partnership with the California Office of Oral Health (OOH) and piloting the virtual dental home/school-based telehealth model in Tuolumne County.
Cross-over UCSF Dental Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry Opportunities
Seeking applicants who are passionate and motivated to take public health training to the next level.

UCSF Open Smiles Collaborative “UCSF Open Smiles” is a HRSA grant-funded collaboration between the UCSF School of Dentistry Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health post-doctoral training programs and community partners who believe all children deserve access to preventive oral healthcare for happier, healthy smiles.

Participating in this collaborative offers an expanded cross-learning curriculum, real world clinical experiences, and interactions with UCSF faculty and leaders in the field. 

UCSF Open Smiles will enhance the knowledge and level of expertise needed to lead collaborations across pediatric dentistry and dental public health to improve the oral health care system and equal access to care. 

For an opportunity to work with DPH Residents & Fellows, contact us at [email protected]

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Dental Public Health Postgraduate Program

Seeking applicants who are motivated to take public health training into the UCSF Pediatric Dentistry world. Apply today!

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Pediatric Dentistry Postgraduate Program

Seeking applicants with a mindset focused on public health and interested in the UCSF Dental Public Health program. Apply today! 

Visit the Pediatric Dentistry webpage