Patrick Smith, MPH, DMD

Title & Department

Assistant Professor

Pediatric Dentistry

College of Dentistry

Research Program

Cancer Prevention And Control (CPC)

Email: psmith26@uic.edu

Black men have the lowest 5-year survival of oral and pharyngeal cancers (OPCs), despite having a lower OPC incidence than White men, due to access to care barriers. Thus, my primary interest is in discovering ways to increase access to and utilization of dental care services among Black men with high OPC cancer risk.

Disease Focus

Head And Neck; Other

Research Keywords

Dental Access To Care; Dental Education; Community-based Dental Education; Oral Disease Prevention; African American Men

Published Research

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