The Center for Oral Disease Prevention and Population Health Research (COPPR) supports collaborative interprofessional education, research, and clinical programs to improve oral health for vulnerable populations.
COPPR brings together nationally recognized experts in prevention, wellness, and population health research, which includes faculty from the University of Colorado Schools of Dental Medicine and Medicine on the Anschutz Campus, the Colorado School of Public Health, the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs and other US universities.
This collaboration is the first of its kind in the nation and COPPR’s efforts are consistent with the goals and objectives of the CU School of Dental Medicine’s interprofessional education and health & wellness initiatives to support new and innovative strategies across health disciplines on campus. Pre-doctoral dental students have very little exposure to public health principles, pediatric oral health interventions, and working interprofessionally to improve patient health outcomes. COPPR serves as the focal point for this increase in exposure for students and informs dental and other health care provider communities across the nation regarding evidence-based strategies for the prevention of oral disease.
Check out some of COPPR's community and educational events.
Using Big Data to Understand Dental Care in the Primary Care Setting. (Webinar starts at 2:30)