The American Institute of Dental Public Health (AIDPH) was created in 2015 to promote and disseminate evidence-based health promotion practices to advanced education students and practitioners in dental public health. AIDPH serves as a platform for creative programming that centers health equity as a cornerstone of oral health education and training.
AIDPH was established to pursue our mission of fostering professional excellence and advancing innovation in the education and practice of dental public health.
An equity-oriented oral health workforce prepared to lead.
We manifest our vision through the lens of our core values:
- Equity. We seek opportunities to advance health equity and disrupt systems that perpetuate disparity.
- Collaboration. We strengthen the oral health network and amplify the collective vision of our partners.
- Exploration. We create space for personal and professional growth through innovative programming.
- Connection. We serve as a trusted broker of resources that drive action and change.
Educate equity-oriented current and future oral health workforce.
Accelerate the dissemination of dental public health scholarship and best practices.
Prepare future oral health leaders to support the needs of underserved communities.
Develop and support impactful research that drives
oral health innovation.
Build the capacity of the dental public health infrastructure through thought leadership and creative programming.
AIDPH Statement of Diversity
AIDPH is committed to meaningfully incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into how we educate, accelerate, prepare, develop, and build the oral health community. AIDPH manifests these values both internally as we operate our organization and externally as we interact with our community. These core values permeate our programming, leadership, and advocacy efforts. We strive to amplify the needs, successes, facilitators, and barriers of oral health equity in historically excluded communities by diligently pursuing our vision of achieving an equity-oriented oral health workforce prepared to lead.
AIDPH is an incorporated nonprofit in the state of Texas. The Internal Revenue Services approved 501c(3) status for AIDPH in the fiscal year 2019.