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Additional Resources Dietary Changes to Prevent Childhood Obesity and Consumption of Sugar‐Sweetened Beverages

Dietary Changes to Prevent Childhood Obesity and Consumption of Sugar‐Sweetened Beverages

A scoping review of skills and tools oral health professionals need to engage children and parents in dietary changes to prevent childhood obesity and consumption of sugar‐sweetened beverages Lisa F. […]

Additional Resources Assessing Attitudes and Actions of Pediatric Dentists Toward Childhood Obesity and Sugar‐Sweetened Beverages

Assessing Attitudes and Actions of Pediatric Dentists Toward Childhood Obesity and Sugar‐Sweetened Beverages

Assessing attitudes and actions of pediatric dentists toward childhood obesity and sugar‐sweetened beverages Robin Wright PhD Paul S. Casamassimo DDS, MS

Additional Resources Pediatric Obesity‐Related Curricular Content and Training in Dental Schools and Dental Hygiene Programs

Pediatric Obesity‐Related Curricular Content and Training in Dental Schools and Dental Hygiene Programs

Pediatric obesity‐related curricular content and training in dental schools and dental hygiene programs: systematic review and recommendations Kimon Divaris DDS, PhD Vaishnavi Bhaskar BDS, MPH Kathleen A. McGraw MA, MLS

Additional Resources Advancing Oral Health Policy and Advocacy to Prevent Childhood Obesity and Reduce Children’s Consumption of Sugar‐Sweetened Beverages

Advancing Oral Health Policy and Advocacy to Prevent Childhood Obesity and Reduce Children’s Consumption of Sugar‐Sweetened Beverages

Advancing oral health policy and advocacy to prevent childhood obesity and reduce children’s consumption of sugar‐sweetened beverages Ankit Sanghavi BDS, MPH Nadia J. Siddiqui MPH

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 COVID-19 CHALLENGES AND CONSEQUENCES: Omicron takes center stage – complicating policies, guidance, and practices

COVID-19 CHALLENGES AND CONSEQUENCES: Omicron takes center stage – complicating policies, guidance, and practices

JANUARY UPDATE (November through December 2021) Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact is—and remains—immense. The way we disseminate information has changed, leapfrogging findings from the traditional peer-reviewed process to rapid dissemination […]

COVID-19 COVID-19 CHALLENGES AND CONSEQUENCES: Significant Improvements, but Infodemic, Mandate Resistance, and Burnout are Still Threats

COVID-19 CHALLENGES AND CONSEQUENCES: Significant Improvements, but Infodemic, Mandate Resistance, and Burnout are Still Threats

NOVEMBER UPDATE (September through October 2021) Abstract The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in the public’s trust in health care professionals and the health care system itself. The Santa Fe […]

COVID-19 COVID-19: A Catalyst for Engendering Public Trust in Health Care and Building Back a Better Health Profession Response

COVID-19: A Catalyst for Engendering Public Trust in Health Care and Building Back a Better Health Profession Response

COVID-19: A Catalyst for Engendering Public Trust in Health Care and Building Back a Better Health Profession Response  (COVID-19 Challenges and Consequences: December 2019-January 2021) Authored by Dr. E. Dianne […]

COVID-19 Oral Hygiene and Severity of COVID-19 – The Connection

Oral Hygiene and Severity of COVID-19 – The Connection

British researchers have found a link between poor oral hygiene and severity of COVID-19 disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.

Integrated Healthcare Resources

Integrated Health Care Making the Case for Interprofessional Education and Practice Collaboration to Address Rising Rates of HPV-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancers

Making the Case for Interprofessional Education and Practice Collaboration to Address Rising Rates of HPV-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancers

According to a recent report of the CDC, oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma is currently the most common HPV-associated cancer in the United States. Patient awareness about HPV cancer risk remains […]

Integrated Health Care Clinicians, Dentists, Nurses and Advocacy Group Collaborate to Change Law / Promote Fluoride Varnishing for Children

Clinicians, Dentists, Nurses and Advocacy Group Collaborate to Change Law / Promote Fluoride Varnishing for Children

Starting July 1, certified medical assistants will be allowed to apply fluoride varnish to young children at well-child doctors’ visits, thanks to a collaboration between physicians, dentists, nurses, and a […]

Integrated Health Care Clinical Consensus on Medically Necessary Dental Care – Fact Sheet

Clinical Consensus on Medically Necessary Dental Care – Fact Sheet

Across numerous medical fields, professionals agree that good oral health is critical to overall health, and an important component of treating or managing many diseases. The Clinical Consensus on Medically […]

Integrated Health Care Justice in Aging Develops Statutory Analysis of an Oral Health Benefit in Medicare

Justice in Aging Develops Statutory Analysis of an Oral Health Benefit in Medicare

The Justice in Aging organization released an issue brief analyzing the current statutory framework for Medicare Part B, the advantages of creating an oral healthcare benefit through existing Part B […]

Oral Health Equity Resources

Oral Health Equity Common Dreams – Urging Congress to Support Medicare for All, Groups Declare Universal Healthcare “A Racial Justice Necessity”

Common Dreams – Urging Congress to Support Medicare for All, Groups Declare Universal Healthcare “A Racial Justice Necessity”

“Communities of color need a healthcare system that rectifies these long-standing structural biases and challenges. Medicare for All is that system” by Jessica Corbett .

Oral Health Equity AARP Survey Results on Oral Health in Older Americans

AARP Survey Results on Oral Health in Older Americans

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) released the results of a survey investigating the challenges of oral healthcare in the elderly population. Despite results reporting 93% of respondents ages […]

Oral Health Equity Medicare for All Should Guarantee Coverage for Oral Health

Medicare for All Should Guarantee Coverage for Oral Health

With multiple “Medicare for All” proposals now in circulation in Congress, coverage for oral health care and dental care should be an integral part of these discussions.

Oral Health Equity U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams Says Oral Health Is A National Health Priority

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams Says Oral Health Is A National Health Priority

Dr. Jerome Adams, 20th Surgeon General of the United States, says our nation’s most pressing health concerns are the opioid epidemic, oral health, and the links between community health and […]

Teeth in Medicare Resources

Teeth in Medicare Medicare Oral Health Care Update

Medicare Oral Health Care Update

Addressing the problem of Medicare’s lack of meaningful oral health coverage has long been a focus of the Center for Medicare Advocacy. Over the decades, the Center has assisted beneficiaries […]

Teeth in Medicare 2019 Salon Special Report: “Inside Dentistry”

2019 Salon Special Report: “Inside Dentistry”

Summary of the 2019 Santa Fe Group Salon: Comprehensive Health Without Oral Health: The Medicare Paradox

Teeth in Medicare Ebook: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry

Ebook: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry

Special Report by The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry on the 2019 Santa Fe Group Salon: Comprehensive Health Without Oral Health: The Medicare Paradox

Teeth in Medicare Kaiser Family Foundation Issues Brief on Policy Options for Improving Dental Coverage for People on Medicare

Kaiser Family Foundation Issues Brief on Policy Options for Improving Dental Coverage for People on Medicare

The brief describes five potential ways to strengthen oral healthcare for older adults, with a focus on creating a new dental benefit under Medicare.