Jaana Gold: New Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health

Dr. Gold and Dr. Tomar
Scott Tomar, D.M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H., presented Gold her Diplomate pin. He is past president of the ABDPH, and is a professor emeritus with UFCD. Tomar was also Gold’s research mentor during her dental public health residency at the NYU Langone Hospitals.

Congratulations to Jaana Gold, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.P.D., C.P.H., who was recently honored for earning Diplomate status with the American Board of Dental Public Health, or ABDPH, during the National Oral Health Conference, or NOHC, in Orlando. Gold was one of just 12 new NOHC Diplomates who earned certification in 2022, joining 174 others.

Dental public health is the science and art of preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts.

Gold is an associate professor in the UF Department of Community Dentistry & Behavioral Science. She teaches courses in dental public health for dental students and is the director of external rotations for dental students in their senior year and coordinates their schedule and is a liaison between UFCD and partnership clinics in the UF Statewide Network for Community Oral Health.

Pin photoDental public health is one of the dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. Certification is given to those who demonstrate that they have the education, specialized knowledge, and skills to earn board certification. It also demonstrates their commitment to the field through continuing education focused on emerging and established dental public health issues.