AAPHD Student Chapters

The American Association of Public Health Dentistry has charted 31 Student Chapters across the country since the Association recognized its first chapter in 2009 at the University of Illinois-Chicago. AAPHD thanks our Student Chapter Sponsors for their help in supporting the activities of the Student Chapters and bringing them together during the National Oral Health Conference® each year.






2015 AAPHD Student Chapter Report

ADEA Career Con Video

(Please note, you will need to turn up the volume on your speakers to hear the sound in slides 12-17)   


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

Starting a Student Run Dental Clinic

Dental Public Health Policy & Challenges


Careers in Dental Public Health


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 2016 during the National Oral Health Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The AAPHD Membership Committee has developed guidelines for individuals to follow in requesting a Chapter Charter. If you are working with students who may be interested in starting an AAPHD Student Chapter, the information on how to organize is available through the links below.

Start a Student Chapter

How to Start
Process for New Chapter Application
Letter of Intent
Faculty Advisor Intention Form
Sample By-Laws

Please contact the AAPHD National Office for any additional information.