Government Agencies

The Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook for Dentistry
BLS offers statistics and information on a variety of dental issues, including an overview of educational requirements and job forecasting.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC is one of the 13 major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC is at the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities and environmental health threats, and is globally recognized for conducting research and investigations.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – Dentistry
NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness and is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
DEP protects Pennsylvania's air, land and water from pollution and provides for the health and safety of its citizens through a cleaner environment. DEP works as partners with individuals, organizations, governments and businesses to prevent and restore natural resources.

U.S. Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
OSHA assures the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.

U.S. Department of Labor – OSHA – Dentistry
The Dentistry section of the OSHA website offers information and links to a variety of dental-related topics, including OSHA standards, control and prevention of hazards and hazard recognition.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA protects human health and the environment. This site includes information on EPA topics, laws and regulations, news, programs and more.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
HHS provides states funding for health programs such as Medical Assistance.