Brian J. Swann, DDS, MPH
Dr. Brian Swann graduated from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry. After 30 years in California, in a career that included both public health and private practice, he decided that he could make more of an impact in the public health arena. This decision led him to Boston as the first Joseph L. Henry Fellow in Minority Health Policy at Harvard Medical School. By 2008, Dr. Swann had received certificates in minority health policy (Harvard School of Medicine) and oral health policy and epidemiology (Harvard School of Dental Medicine). He received a master of public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and was presented with the Albert Schweitzer Award in recognition of his ongoing commitment to global outreach.
Dr. Swann is chief of oral health services for the Cambridge Health Alliance, where he practices clinical dentistry and conducts the Oral Physician Program within the General Practice Residency Program. The oral physician concept integrates oral health into the scope of primary care. As an instructor in the “Patient-Doctor I” course at Harvard Medical School, he assisted in introducing oral health into that curriculum. At the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, he is a clinical instructor, a member of the Dean’s Global Oral Health Committee, and a student mentor.
Field of Interest
Dr. Swann is involved with outreach projects in Boston (homeless health care), Jamaica, and Rwanda. He is also developing an oral health education project for the Wampanaog Tribe on Martha’s Vineyard and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.