Community and Preventive Dentistry
The Mission of the Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry relates to the Mission Statement of Creighton University and the dental education program of the School of Dentistry.
As a Department, the faculties are committed to educate the predoctoral dental student in the dental disciplines of: Behavioral Sciences in Dentistry, Dental Public Health, Ethics and Professionalism in Dentistry, History of Dentistry, Literature Review and Research Methodology, Practice Administration, and Preventive Dentistry.
More specifically, the goals of the Departmentís dental education program are to educate the predoctoral dental student who, upon graduation, will be motivated and capable of:
- Utilizing appropriate interpersonal relationship and communication skills necessary to interact with peers, patients, and the community.
- Understanding and being familiar with community oral health promotion and disease prevention.
- Assuming the responsibility of a professional with sound moral-ethical, legal, and business reasoning traits.
- Appreciating the development of the profession of dentistry through its history.
- Comprehending, analyzing, and evaluating scientific literature.
- Developing an understanding of the establishment, management, and administration of various public and private dental practice settings.
- Recognizing and understanding the prevention of oral diseases, as well as the education and application of appropriate preventive technologies.