Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service

Dental Professional Advisory Committee

U.S. Public Health Service - Dental Category

Welcome to the home of the Dental Category of the United States Public Health Service (USPHS). The USPHS is the major health component of the Federal Government and the world’s foremost authority on public health issues.

The USPHS is composed of approximately 6,000 Commissioned Corps Officers and 50,000 Civil Service employees. The USPHS Dental Category is comprised of over 600 Commissioned Corps and Civil Service dentists. As one of the seven Uniformed Services of the United States, the USPHS Commissioned Corps is a specialized career system designed to attract, develop, and retain health professionals who may be assigned to Federal, State or local agencies or international organizations to accomplish its mission.

Committed to the Mission of the Commissioned Corps of the USPHS:
Protecting, promoting, and advancing the health and safety of the Nation


2016 COF Symposium

Check out the 2016 COF Symposium Dentist Category Day in Oklahoma City, OK. More information can be found about the USPHS Scientific and Training Symposium at

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:57:00 EST

2017 DePAC Awards cycle open - deadline September 15, 2016

Nominate your fellow Dentist! Nominations must be accompanied by a supervisor's letter of endorsement. Please submit nomination packets and supporting documentation by September 15, 2016 to Awards WG Chair CAPT Richard J. Kolanda ( and Co-Chair CDR Nixon Roberts (

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:02:00 EST

Dental Public Health Residency at NIDCR - application cycle now open, deadline October 31, 2016

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) is now accepting applications for a part-time training experience in the specialty of Dental Public Health. Overview, application forms, and more details can be found at their website:

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:04:00 EST

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