American Association of Public Health Dentistry and American Board of Dental Public Health. 2014. Competency statements for dental public health: Preamble (rev.). Portland, OR: American Association of Public Health Dentistry; Gainesville, FL: American Board of Dental Public Health, 8 pp.
Annotation: This document describes competencies for dental public health and the performance indicators by which they can be measured. Contents include background on the development of the competencies, definitions,and what a specialist in dental public health will do. Topics include planning oral health programs for populations; selecting interventions and strategies for the prevention and control of oral diseases and promotion of oral health; developing resources and implementing and managing oral health programs for populations; incorporating ethical standards in oral health programs and activities; evaluating and monitoring dental care delivery systems; designing and understanding the use of surveillance systems to monitor oral health; communicating and collaborating with groups and individuals on oral health issues; advocating for, implementing, and evaluating public health policy, legislation, and regulations to protect and promote the public's oral health; critiquing and synthesizing scientific literature; and designing and conducting population-based studies to answer oral and public health questions.
Contact: American Association of Public Health Dentistry, P.O. Box 7317, Springfield, IL 62791-7317, Telephone: (217) 529-6941 Fax: (217) 529-9120 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: http://www.aaphd.org Available from the website.
Keywords: Administration, Advocacy, Collaboration, Communication skills, Competence, Cultural sensitivity, Culturally competent services, Dental education, Dentistry, Ethics, Health promotion, Oral health, Population surveillance, Program evaluation, Program planning, Public health dentists, Research, Work force