The Department of Dental Education Services provides instruction for a variety of nonclinical subject areas, including behavioral science, practice management, preventive and community dentistry, and service learning. Patient, staff, and dentist interactions are examined in light of varied personality characteristics. In addition, the art and science of establishing and operating a successful practice are examined. Preventive dentistry in the office and community—as the underlying philosophy of dental practice—is studied. Students are required to participate in providing dental services and dental health education in underserved settings outside the dental school clinic, providing the experience of involvement in the real world "to make man whole."

Interim chair

Robert A. Handysides

Primary faculty

Jack C. Burdick IV

Eun-Hwi E. Cho

Gary Kerstetter

Edna M. Loveless

Lancelot S. McLean

Kathleen L. Moore

Udochukwu E. Oyoyo

P. Esther Valenzuela

Krista J. Weymar

Wu Zhang

Emeritus faculty

James Kettering

George M. Lessard