Article: The Value of a Global Mindset

Across the globe, millions of people lack oral health care. Others are going to great lengths to access it. 

Almost half of the world’s population experiences oral diseases, and health systems are struggling to keep up. Worse, the prevalence of disease is compounded by unequal oral health status and access, where issues such as poor service distribution hinder access to care for those individuals who most need it.

The United States is not immune to these global issues, so our next generation of leaders must look beyond their own backyards if they hope to bring the best and most innovative ideas to bear on the world’s oral health care challenges. 

Click here to read the full article by Rick Valachovic, DMD, MPH, Clinical Professor and Director of the NYU Dentistry Center for Oral Health Policy and Management.


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