Welcome to the Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry!
Our department serves Iowans through our activities in teaching, research, patient care, and professional service. We do this by preparing future and current dentists to understand and recognize:
- conditions that psychologically, medically or physically compromise dental patients
- societal, ethical and cultural values, community influences, and political systems and trends that affect dental behavior and dental practice
- principles of preventive dentistry as applied to individual patients, population groups, and communities
- particular considerations with respect to preventing and treating oral disease among Geriatric patients or those with Special Needs