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American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD)

The American Association of Public Health Dentistry University of Michigan Student Chapter (AAPHD) is a group of dental students, dental hygiene students, and dental faculty who are interested in being involved with public health and public policy.

AAPHD hosts student-run clinic sessions on Saturdays at the Community Dental Center (CDC) of Ann Arbor to treat underserved populations within the community. We lead off-site oral screening sessions at local institutions such as Washtenaw County Community Services, Alpha House, and many annual health fairs. Our mission is to promote the importance of oral health within the underserved community of Washtenaw County and to create opportunities for dental students to be exposed to different aspects of public health dentistry.

Our Co-Faculty Advisors are Dr. Michael Manz ( and Dr. Bonita Neighbors (

If you are interested in participating in part of an outreach-based group, become a member for the 2015-2016 school year by contacting AAPHD or find us on Facebook.

edited 10/212/15