Dental Public Health is an essential niche in the vast area of Public Health, specifically focussing on oral health issues at a population level. Oral healthcare services and awareness remains unreached in many pockets of the world. Dental public health aims to reach these pockets by planning oral health programs, strategizing interventions for the prevention and control of oral diseases, and promoting oral health and hygiene practices.
Dental Public Health is based on the principle of increasing the use of preventive and interdisciplinary models in the dental healthcare delivery systems while also improving the access and quality of care for the underserved population. An essential component of this field is to advocate for oral health and design and conduct population-based studies to answer oral and public health questions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, lockdowns and increasing recognition of teledentistry, the public awareness regarding preventive dentistry has increased and a demand for policy initiatives is growing.
The MPH Dental Public Health program offers a platform for health workers, scientists, and allied health professionals for conducting research in dental public health with a focus on disease surveillance and monitoring, systemic/oral health interactions, health services research, program evaluation, determinants of oral hygiene behavior and occurrence of chronic oral diseases, to ultimately improve health outcomes in the population
Complete all credit requirements for the Master of Public Health (MPH) program – Proceed to Specialization in Dental Public Health
Upon enrolment in this program students will first complete all credit requirements of the Master of Public health (MPH) Management program. You can view the program details here
Complete Specialization– Receive MPH with Specialization in Dental Public Health degree.
Upon completion of all credit requirements for the award of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, you will initiate a specialization in Dental Public Health. The duration of this specialization is usually 36 weeks. After completing the specialization, you will receive the MPH with a Dental Public Health Degree.
Following is an outline of the MPH with Specialization in eHealth and Telemedicine Management Degree program:
Electives (Any Two)
The ‘MPH in Dental Public Health’ upholds the mission of the James Lind Institute for bridging the skills-need gap in public health and oral health. This comprehensive specialization offers public health professionals an opportunity to attain expertise in outreach oral health programs.
The program provides a comprehensive outlook towards the social determinants of health and dental public health practice. Through this program the students will be empowered to implement, develop and manage resources for oral health programs and incorporate ethical practices dental care delivery systems. This training will also help to expand the understanding and capacity of oral health practitioners and public health professionals to efficiently synthesize appropriate dental health services.
The job market for public health professionals with an expertise in Dental Public Health is expanding with the specialised need for oral health expertise in the realm of public health.
James Lind Institute maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MPH programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.
Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any of the following areas will suffice the academic entry criteria for MPH programs.
Behavioral and social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Counselling)
Dentistry, Oral Health
Exercise and Sport Science
Medicine, Medical sciences
Occupational Health and Safety
Public Health or Health Sciences
Science (All disciplines)
For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, there can be a possibility to use Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). JLI generally utilizes over 3 years of experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. Please contact us at email@example.com for exploring this pathway.
Evidence of Proficiency in English
The English proficiency test can be waived for the following candidates:
Native English Speakers.
In the dual degree program, you will complete an additional 48 ECTS Credits through online learning at International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy (Università Telematica Internazionale UniNettuno ‘UTIU’). You will receive two degrees as follows:
You can either chose to complete these 48 ECTS Credits during or after the completion of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. This is a very unique opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in Public Health via the Master of Science in Public Health Management Program at UTIU. The program has been thoughtfully structured in order to provide the required knowledge and skills to new aspirants, current Public Health professionals, and those working or aspiring to work within the health sector.
Duration: 36 Weeks
Following is the structure of the additional 48 ECTS Credits for the MSc in Public Health Management Program:
James Lind Institute is certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions. EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government. EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations: • Swiss Federal Government • Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) • Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK) • Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA) • Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)
James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.
Completing your MPH from James Lind Institute gives you the confidence and credibility to have completed a program that is well respected globally
We offer one of the most flexible programs globally and you are always in control of how quickly you want to learn
We ensure that our academic programs stay current with the latest topics of relevance and importance