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Bruce Dye DDS, MPH

Bruce A. Dye DDS, MPH

Delta Dental Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Caries Prevention; Professor and Chair, Department of Community Dentistry and Population Health, School of Dental Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado

Dr. Bruce A. Dye is the Delta Dental Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Caries Prevention - Professor and Chair of the Department of Community Dentistry and Population Health at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Dye graduated from the Ohio State University with a DDS degree, earned a master’s in public health from the University of Michigan, completed epidemiology training at Johns Hopkins University and a Dental Public Health residency at NIDCR. He began his career in the US Public Health Service working in Indian Health Service clinics and hospitals in South Dakota and Michigan as a clinical dentist and program director. Later, he worked at the National Center for Health Statistics (which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) as the dental epidemiology officer for the National Health and Nutrition and Examination Survey (NHANES). More recently he was a Dental Epidemiologist and Director of the Health Informatics and Dental Public Health Fellowship at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), which was in partnership with the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Dr. Dye is an active diplomate on the American Board of Dental Public Health. He has served on several inter-agency work groups, national committees and editorial Boards. He has received awards for achievement and scientific excellence, including those from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the American Academy of Periodontology.

Dr. Dye’s work has focused on the epidemiology of dental diseases and related conditions, research methodology, and public health informatics. He has collaborated on several studies and survey operations both nationally and internationally. He has published more than 90 scientific articles, editorials, and book chapters including co-editing the text book: Dentistry, Dental Practice and the Community (7thed.). He also was project co-Director and Scientific Editor for the new NIH report – Oral health in America: Advances and Challenges – the follow-up report to the 2000 SG Report on Oral Health in America.


Dr. Dye has no relevant disclosures.