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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 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.

COVID-19 New Operational Practices to Consider in the Time of COVID-19

New Operational Practices to Consider in the Time of COVID-19

The attached document contains a collection of emerging strategies and new operational practices that many leading manufacturing organizations of all sizes are considering and/or implementing to guide their workplaces and […]

COVID-19 COVID-19 Economic Impact on Dental Practices (plus Expert Panel Discussion)

COVID-19 Economic Impact on Dental Practices (plus Expert Panel Discussion)

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on the dental care sector. The ADA’s Health Policy Institute (HPI) gathered leading experts from across the industry to share the latest […]

Integrated Healthcare Resources

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 […]

Integrated Health Care Periodontal Disease and Vitamin D Deficiency Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Periodontal Disease and Vitamin D Deficiency Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Periodontitis is strongly associated with diabetes and is increasingly shown to be associated with other glycemic abnormalities. Vitamin D is postulated to have both anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity. Therefore, our […]

Integrated Health Care Should Primary Care Providers Examine the Mouth?

Should Primary Care Providers Examine the Mouth?

The importance of oral health as a component of comprehensive health has received well-deserved national attention. A healthy and pain-free mouth supports good nutrition and the ability to sleep and […]

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.