Dental Public Health Program Overview
The goal of the Jacobi DPH residency program is to improve the oral health of populations through the education and training of a diverse dental public health workforce. The environment at Jacobi provides a stimulating educational and training experience in which dental public health residents can meet their full potential as future leaders. The curriculum incorporates both didactic and experiential training components in order to balance competencies across administration, service delivery, health promotion, and research. Meaningful opportunities within and outside our hospital are available for program planning and research while serving some of the most underserved communities in New York State. Dental public health residents will have the ability to pursue individual areas of interest while gaining proficiency in all ten competencies of the American Board of Dental Public Health.
The Jacobi DPH program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) for up to two full-time (12 months) and two half-time (24 months) residents per year. Program graduates are qualified educationally to apply for examination by the American Board of Dental Public Health for specialty certification.
The Dental Public Health section of the Department of Dentistry has received several awards from the Health Services and Research Administration (HRSA) for post-graduate residency training in general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and dental public health. Our co-location and affiliation with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine enables our residents and faculty to utilize the medical school’s resources including, but not limited to, their library, research facilities, biostatistical support, and continuing education offerings. Many DPH faculty members hold joint academic appointments at Einstein in the Department of Dentistry and the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health. This presents numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and education. Residents may also take additional didactic courses at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health to supplement their coursework.
Individuals who wish to pursue additional training in research and biostatistics may apply for the two-year Master’s in Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) offered at Einstein. This intensive two-year program is designed for those pursuing a career in investigator-initiated, hypothesis-driven clinical research and combines didactic learning and coursework with a mentored research experience.