Community health focus on a specific geographical areas rather than people with shared characteristics, where people might be of different races, work different jobs and practice different things culturally. I chose this category of community health because where I am from, most people do not work or venture outside of their community. With that being said, illness or disease could be easily passed along within a certain community group. I plan to be a part of the Dental field where I can help design and implement programs that promote health and prevent disease focused around oral hygiene. Along with treating and managing the proper health of the oral cavity, dental professionals and paraprofessionals develop and teach low literate and culturally appropriate information to patients where it is beneficial to everyone.
In my community there are different types of biological differences, where people might be of the same culture, but it is regarded in different ways. In a normal dental setting the same health promotion and preventive ways of disease could be taught, but when dealing with oral hygiene not everyone in the community consumes the same foods, have identical facial structure or dentition, and they might not have the same level of understand of how important dental hygiene could be. A dentist primary focus would be just maintaining good oral health and not stopping the root of a common problem.
An anthropologist would possibly research the background of the diverse individuals, and put themselves in the daily activities in which the community performs, or see how the different foods that are eaten affect the oral cavity or different layers of the teeth. This will find the root of why maybe a neighborhood school has some kind of oral health related outbreak, why people of this community are complaining of tooth aches, or why certain patients are showing up with similar dental morphologies than the whole population.