2019 National Association of Dental Plans Conference

The National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) is the representative and recognized resource of the dental benefits industry. Its mission is to promote and advance the dental benefits industry to improve consumer access to affordable, quality dental care. NADP members include major commercial carriers, regional and single state companies, as well as companies organized as nonprofit organizations. These include Dental HMOs, Dental PPOs, Dental Indemnity and discount dental products, which provide dental benefits to more than 195 million Americans.

What

A session entitled "Update on Oral Health in America – A Forthcoming Report from the Surgeon General,” will be presented on September 18, 2019, at the NADP’s annual conference, “Converge 2019,” to be held at the Omni Orlando Resort in Championsgate, Florida.

Who

Bruce Dye, DDS, MPH

Co-Director, Surgeon General's Report project team

NIH/NIDCR

Background

In 2018, the U.S. Surgeon General announced the commissioning of a new Surgeon General's Report presenting prominent issues affecting oral health. The charge for the first Surgeon General’s report on oral health, which was published in 2000, was to define, describe, and evaluate the interaction between oral health and health and well-being through the lifespan in the context of changes in society. The overarching message from that report clearly communicated that oral health is essential to the general health and well-being of all Americans and can be achieved by all.

The new report is intended to document advances and challenges affecting oral health, to identify existing knowledge gaps, and to articulate a vision for the future. The purpose of this session is to provide information on (1) the factors influencing the need for an update to the first report and (2) initial activities implemented to inform the early development of the updated report.

For more information, visit https://www.nadp.org/events.

Last Reviewed
August 2019