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