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Public Health Residency Program

About the Program:

The Dental Public Health Graduate Residency Program is for students who possess both a Dental and MPH degree.  Dental Public Health is the science and art of oral health promotion and disease prevention to improve the total health of communities.

The Dental Public Health Residency program at Texas A&M University School of Dentistry in Dallas, TX is an innovative full time 12-month program designed to prepare dentists for dental public health practice, as well as the development, implementation and evaluation of effective community programs.  

Our training program is tailored to meet each individual resident’s career goals but also includes acquisition of research skills, required didactic instruction, and field experiences including community-oriented inter-professional clinical care.  Scholarly and travel opportunities may also be available.  In addition, this program is designed to fulfill the residency requirements of the American Board of Dental Public Health (ABDPH).

Each resident is required to:

  • Develop a residency training plan with their mentor based on prior education and experiences.  
  • Complete coursework and training in population health, health literacy, and practice transformation. 
  • Participate in field experiences designed to increase residents’ cultural sensitivity and understanding of minority groups. 
  • Complete at least one research or administrative project in accordance to ABDPH project report format.
  • Take the written examination offered by the ABDPH prior to completing the residency.

Residents who successfully complete the program receive a Dental Public Health Residency Certificate. The School of Dentistry's Dental Public Health Residency Program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

Admissions Requirements

  1. Degree: DDS or DMD or equivalent AND MPH or equivalent degree
  2. Exams: INDBE, TOEFL (if internationally trained)
  3. ADEA PASS Application (
  4. General Admission Requirements of the College Interview

For further information:

Tell us who you are and what questions you have by filling out a brief form here and someone from the DPH Program will reach out to you soon. 


About the Program Director,

Dr. Peggy Timothé, DDS, MPH


Dr. Peggy Timothé, a native New Yorker, attended New York University as an undergraduate and for dental school. She completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency program at the Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. She received the Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and completed the DPH residency at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. She is board certified in the specialty of DPH and has extensive experience in academic and clinical dentistry, health policy, and research. Her expertise includes pre-doctoral curriculum development and improving dental care delivery models. Dr. Timothé is currently the program director of the Dental Public Health (DPH) residency at the Texas A & M University School of Dentistry, and Principal Investigator of several federally sponsored grants.