Tuesday National Organization Roundtable Topics (By Invitation Only)
The American Institute of Dental Public Health (AIDPH) was created to promote and disseminate evidence-based health promotion scholarship to advanced education students in dental public health. The mission of AIDPH is, “leading the advancement of dental public health through science and education.” Supported by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, AIDPH provides an educational internship in academic leadership, internship in federal service, and a focused public health service-learning experience along the Texas-Mexico border region. AIDPH, in partnership with the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD), serves as a platform for the distribution of dental public health scholarship. Through the annual colloquium, attendees can apply dental public health concepts to real world situations. Key topics address dental public health informatics, health equity, cultural competency, diversity in the oral health workforce, precision public health, value based care, and addressing the oral health needs of the underserved. A podcast series outlines career trajectories of noted dental public health scholars. A mentorship program guides recent graduates of advanced education programs in dental public health to career opportunities and supports the inclusion of underrepresented minorities into the profession. Through science and education, AIDPH seeks to cultivate a future dental workforce to understand the oral health needs of underserved populations.