Supporting Oral Health Providers

November 16, 2022
Through an MUSC program supported by a U.S. HRSA grant, dentists in rural areas, including Dr. Alex Carmichael, Dr. Jami Cokley, Dr. Jachelle Sprattling, Dr. Louquis Canty Belk and Dr. Crystal Rosser in 2022, can earn a Dental Safety Net Certificate.

A partner in education and service

The James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine brings together experts in patient care, dental and oral health education, public health, health services, research, innovation, translational sciences and clinical sciences.

In addition to educating the next generation of dental and oral health providers, the college makes a direct impact on the state’s current oral health workforce and current population health.


Continuing education offerings for the state’s current workforce

The college collaborates with state health agencies, providers, industry leaders, community-based coalitions and advocacy groups, philanthropic and federal providers. Here are a few highlighted programs.


Improving oral health for underserved populations

Since its inception at MUSC in 2014, the college’s Division of Population Oral Health has been awarded over $7 million for strengthening the oral health safety net, advancing evidence-based public policy and interprofessional training, research, and service from federal, philanthropic, and corporate partners. Funding supports a project portfolio that addresses rural oral health disparities.

To learn more about the impact of the Division of Population Oral Health, click here.