Scott Tomar, D.M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H., has been appointed director of institutional analysis and evaluation for the University of Florida College of Dentistry, a new position in the college, effective March 23, 2019.
In this role, Tomar will work closely with the dean to develop, prioritize and carry out analyses to support institutional planning, evaluation and effectiveness. This will include leading the process for institutional surveys, and identifying and pursuing funding opportunities that can support college initiatives regarding educational, access-to-care, and performance improvement as well as other college goals and objectives.
Tomar will also collect relevant information, analyze data and develop summaries that articulate the economic, health and social impact of UFCD’s programs.
Tomar is a professor in the UF Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, having joined UF in 2000. He earned his bachelor’s degree in 1980 and his dental degree in 1984, both from Temple University; his master’s in public health from Columbia University in 1989; and a certificate in dental public health in 1991 and a doctorate in public health in oral epidemiology in 1993, both from the University of Michigan. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health.
As a public health dentist and oral epidemiologist, Tomar’s research interests involve the understanding and control of modifiable risk factors for disease in populations. Much of Tomar’s recent work involves public health surveillance for oral diseases and conditions and increasing access to prevention services in vulnerable communities, and exploring the impact of health policy on oral health. He currently directs a community-based outreach, education, and prevention program in Collier County that reaches more than 4,000 children each year and serves as director of research for the UF Department of Pediatric Dentistry.