July 15, 2017
Dr. Patrick Smith has joined the Division of Prevention and Public Health Sciences and the Department of Pediatric Dentistry as Clinical Assistant Professor. He previously had been an Adjunct faculty member working with the College’s D-4s through the extramural education program on their delivering oral healthcare to underserved communities.
Within the Division of Prevention and Public Health Sciences, Dr. Smith noted that he will work in a support role with the Community Learning Experience (DCLE) course.
He aims to “help the division accomplish its goals of providing a broad perspective of dentistry from various aspects ranging from political, economic, social, and ethical,” Dr. Smith said.
“I ultimately would like to have an impact in helping to produce dentists who will think critically about the changing needs of society while becoming innovative leaders in their approaches to delivering care,” he added.
“I think it’s about raising the level of consciousness and awareness for how oral health fits into our healthcare system and what we can do as providers to advance that position for the betterment of society,” Dr. Smith said.
Dr. Smith received his BS in Biology from Morehouse College; his DMD from Harvard School of Dental Medicine; his General Practice Residency Certificate from Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and his MPH from UIC’s School of Public Health.