DDS/MPH - UTHealth School of Dentistry

Students interested in dental surgery and public health may study concurrently for a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the UTHealth School of Public Health and a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the UTHealth School of Dentistry.

When possible and appropriate, the student's coursework at the two institutions is coordinated to provide a curriculum that integrates dental science with public health sciences. Students admitted to both institutions may transfer credits between institutions for appropriate coursework. However, prior approval is required, and the procedures of the institution receiving the academic credits must be followed. Typically, a student in the dual degree program develops a culminating experience (CE) dealing with a legal issue affecting the public’s health. The CE should demonstrate the student’s mastery of the analytical methods used in public health and how these methods assist with oral healthcare.

Program Contacts:

UTHealth School of Public Health
Robert Hammarberg, MPA 

Linda B. Piller, MD, MPH 

UTHealth School of Dentistry
Ana Neumann, DDS, MPH, PhD