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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 […]
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 […]
The forum in Los Angeles identified not only the significance of collaboration between dentists and physicians in preventing caries, but also the important role community oral health workers could play […]
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. […]
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
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
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: 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 […]
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.
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 .
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 […]
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.
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
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 […]
Summary of the 2019 Santa Fe Group Salon: Comprehensive Health Without Oral Health: The Medicare Paradox
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
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.