Dental Public Health Residency

The Mission of public health is "to fulfill society's interest in assuring conditions in which people can be healthy", as defined by the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Future of Public Health. Practitioners of public health are concerned with primary and secondary determinants of disease, dysfunction and premature death, and the planning and organization of health services including health education and regulation. According to the Institute of Medicine Report, state government bears the primary responsibility to see that the mission of public health is adequately addressed. The New York State Department of Health, through its association with The School of Public Health, University at Albany is in a unique position to provide a link between theory and practice of public health.

The Bureau of Dental Health provides a unique experience for dentists interested in pursuing a career in dental public health. Residents will be enrolled and/or have access to graduate programs of the School of Public Health and the vast resources of the Health Department, including some of the nation's best data banks.

Dental Residents and Interns

Junhie Oh (intern), Julie Reuther (intern), Dolores Carson (resident), Timothy Cooke (resident), Caswell Evans, Director, National Oral Health Initiatives, Surgeon General's Office, Jayanth Kumar (residency director), Moncy Mathew (resident), Prasad (resident).

If you want more information about our program, you can e-mail us. Please send your inquiry to Jay Kumar, DDS, MPH, Program Director and include in your message your name, mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

Or you can send an inquiry via regular mail:

Program Director: Dr. Jay Kumar, DDS, MPH
Phone Number: ((518) 474-1961
Fax Number: (518) 474-8985
Address: The Dental Public Health Residency Program
NYSDOH Bureau of Dental Health,
ESP Corning Tower
Albany, NY 12237-0619