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Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics

Detroit Dental Health Project (DDHP)

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This research has concluded.

Results and resources from this project are available below.

The Detroit Center for Research on Oral Health Disparities (DCR-OHD) was established with the following specific aims:

  • To promote oral health and reduce the disparities in oral health within the community of low-income African-American children (0-5 years) and their main caregivers, living in the City of Detroit. This goal will be addressed through understanding of the social, familial, biological, and neighborhood determinants of dental caries and periodontal disease, and designing and implementing tailored interventions to target oral health knowledge and behaviors and access to dental care.
  • To develop a multidisciplinary cadre of health providers knowledgeable about oral health care and research in the City of Detroit.
  • To assist in the provision of dental care services to low-income and dentally underserved residents of the City of Detroit.