Welcome to Preventive & Community Dentistry!
PATIENT CARE: We see adult patients in need of general dentistry
services, including geriatric patients and adults with special needs.
RESEARCH: Our faculty and students are important
scientific contributors to the dental profession.
TEACHING: Our students learn about geriatric
dentistry and adult patients with special needs.
SERVICE: One of our primary outreach efforts involves the Geriatric
Mobile Dental Unit, which visits numerous homes in the Iowa City area.
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