AAPHD Student Chapters


  •  The American Association of Public Health Dentistry has 31 Student Chapters from across the country.
  • The first chapter was recognized in 2009 at the University of Illinois-Chicago. 
  • AAPHD thanks our Student Chapter Sponsors, the AAPHD Foundation and P&G Professional Oral Health, for supporting Student Chapter activities and bringing them together at the National Oral Health Conference® each year.                                    


During the 2014 National Oral Health Conference representatives from Student Chapters met to share information on their projects and how to prepare for meetings with federal and state legislators around the issues of Oral Health. The Student Chapters representatives will meet again in April 2017 during the National Oral Health Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Read the 2016 AAPHD Student Chapter Report to learn more about student group activities. 


View the Student Chapter List to find out where existing chapters are located.


Learn how to start a Student Chapter at your Institution using these links:

Establishing a Student Chapter

Initial Process for New Chapter Approval

Letter of Intent – Student Chapters

Faculty Advisor Intention Form

Sample Chapter By-Laws   


For more information, watch these videos:

ADEA 2016 Careers in Dental Public Health

(Please turn up the volume on your speakers to hear the sound in slides 12-17) 

Starting a Student Run Dental Clinic*

Dental Public Health Policy & Challenges*

Careers in Dental Public Health*

*Special thanks to the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation for a grant that underwrote costs  to develop the above three videos for use by the Student Chapters.

Special Thanks to the Student Chapter Sponsors: