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Dr. Micaela Gibbs receives HRSA grant bringing $1.27 million to the College

Micaela Gibbs, D.D.S., a clinical associate professor and the director of Community Based Programs in the UF Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science received a five year Health Resources […]


Dr. Scott Tomar: Flossing Matters

Dr. Scott Tomar, Chair of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, discussed why flossing IS important on The Takeaway with John Hockenberry.


Gold Elected to Two Oral Health Leadership Roles

Congratulations to Jaana Gold, D.D.S., M.P.H., C.P.H., Ph.D., an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, who was elected to the Leadership Council of Oral […]

A child receiving sealants.

Community Based Programs

The Department of CDBS provides services that encourage the community to be more aware of oral health status and preventative measures in dental care.

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The mission of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science is to eliminate disparities in health status and access to health care services, promote optimal oral health, and prevent disease through our research, teaching and service.

Through our research, we strive to integrate behavioral, social, economic, and cultural factors into interdisciplinary multilevel studies of health. Experimental, epidemiologic, and clinical studies form the basis for the portfolio of current research on pain, oral cancer detection and prevention, tobacco use, access to care, as well as ethnic and gender health disparities.

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CDBS Meets with Shell Elementary

Students at Hawthorne public schools could soon be able to have their teeth cleaned at school—for free

New Medicaid Policy

New Medicaid policy increases the rate of children receiving vital oral health care in Texas and Florida

TV20 Airs Story on 3rd Grade Dental Screenings

TV20 News segment about the Alachua County Surveillance program developed by Dr. Scott Tomar and coordinated through CDBS.

Dollars and Dentists

Dr. Catalanotto is featured in a PBS Frontline story about access to dental care entitled Dollars and Dentists.