Public Health Care Policy

Working in public policy can give you a chance to look at dentistry on a community, state, regional or national level rather than an individual level. It’s also a good opportunity for those who aren’t interested in direct patient care.

As a public policy expert, you may work at a university; a government agency, such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or a state’s department of health. You might take a position in an association like the American Dental Education Association or the American Dental Association.