Divesh Byrappagari, BDS, MSD, received his dental degree from Bangalore University, India. He completed a MSD in Dental Public Health from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine and a Post-Doctoral Residency in Dental Public Health from New York State Department of Health and SUNY Albany School of Public Health. He has several years of experience in public health in the areas of health policy development and analysis, program development and oral disease surveillance. He currently serves in the positions of Assistant Professor and Director of Community Programs at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. As Director of Community Programs, Dr. Byrappagari manages the Community Based Dental Education program and is involved in several community programs that provide access to comprehensive dental services for the uninsured and underserved individuals in Michigan. He serves on the boards of several community organizations.