Tomar appointed chair of APHA section

tomarCongratulations to Scott Tomar, D.M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H., who recently began a two-year term serving as chair of the Oral Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA).  

Tomar is interim chair and a professor in the department of community dentistry and behavioral science at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, where he has been on the faculty since 2000. Among his major research interests are the epidemiology and health effects of tobacco use; understanding and eliminating disparities in oral health; oral health surveillance; and facilitating access to prevention and treatment services for vulnerable populations.  Tomar also serves as editor of the Journal of Evidence-Based Dental Practice and is a past president of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry.
He earned his D.M.D. from Temple University, his master’s in public health from Columbia University and his Dr.P.H. in oral epidemiology from the University of Michigan.  He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health. 
APHA is the world’s largest, oldest and broadest organization advocating for the health of the public equity in health status. It represents the public health profession and works to advance the science and practice of public health.  The Oral Health Section is the primary focus for those working to advance population oral health.