TxOHC is proud to congratulate member
Dr. David P. Cappelli, DMD, MPH, PhD
for winning the
Distinguished Service Award
Presented at the National Oral Health Conference in
David P. Cappelli, DMD, MPH, PhD
Presented by Christina A. Demopoulos, DDS, MPH
Dr. Cappelli is an Associate Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). He has also been the Director of the Dental Public Health (DPH) Residency program since 2005. Dr. Cappelli received his dental training and Master of Public Health (MPH) from the University of Pittsburgh.
Subsequent to his training, he became a General Dental Officer for the US Air Force Clinic at Brooks Air Force Base. In 1988, he joined UTHSCSA faculty as a Research Instructor and since that time has excelled in teaching, advising and service while successfully maintaining an appropriate level of scholarly activity in terms of educational and research pursuits.
Dr. Cappelli received his certificate in DPH from UTHSCSA in 1999 and maintains his board certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health (ABDPH). While working with the UTHSCSA School of Dentistry, Dr. Cappelli pursued his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Epidemiology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health. He finished his training in 2002.
Dr. Cappelli is an associate member of ASTDD and is a member of the ASTDD workgroup tasked with updating the Best Practice Approach Report for workforce activities. He has dedicated his career to dental public health and to preparing and educating residents about the importance of meaningful community engagement. His passion and commitment to the specialty is apparent in his mentoring and teaching of pre-doctoral dental students and DPH residents.
In addition to his commitment to teaching and research, Dr. Cappelli has excelled in his level of service while at
UTHSCSA. He is a member of various professional organizations and oversees preventive programs that offer services to underserved populations.
Dr. Cappelli is very deserving of the ASTDD Distinguished Service Award for his many years of research, service and teaching in the DPH field.