IADR/AADR/CADR General Session

The 97th General Session of the International Association for Dental Research will be held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, from June 19-22, 2019 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.



A session titled “Update on Oral Health in America – Early Update on a New  Report from the Surgeon General” will be presented on Saturday, June 21, at 11am at the 2019 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session.



Tim Ricks, DMD, MPH

Chief Dental Officer, US Public Health Service


Bruce Dye, DDS, MPH

Co-Director, Surgeon General's Report project team



Judith Albino, PhD

Co-Director, Surgeon General's Report project team



The U.S. Surgeon General announced in 2018 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 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 http://www.iadr.org/2019iags.

Last Reviewed
May 2019

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