Oral Health in America

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Oral Health in America

Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges is a culmination of two years of research and writing by over 400 contributors. As a follow up to the Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health in America, this report explores the nation's oral health over the last 20 years.

Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges

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Executive Summary—28 pages
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Oral Health in America

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A Message from Dr. Rena D'Souza

NIDCR Director Dr. Rena D’Souza shares highlights of the landmark report Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges, released to the public on December 21, 2021.

Webcast Announcement of New Report

NIDCR Director Dr. Rena D’Souza and colleagues announce release of the landmark report Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges on December 21, 2021. Panelists included senior editors Dr. Judith Albino and Dr. Bruce A. Dye, as well as Dr. Renee Joskow, senior advisor to the NIDCR director.

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Key Summaries Fact Sheets

Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges
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Effect of Oral Health on the Community, Overall Well-Being, and the Economy
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Oral Health Across the Lifespan: Children
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Oral Health Across the Lifespan: Adolescents
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Oral Health Across the Lifespan: Working-age Adults
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Oral Health Across the Lifespan: Older Adults
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Oral Health Workforce, Education, Practice, and Integration
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Pain, Mental Illness, Substance Use, and Oral Health
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Emerging Science and Promising Technologies to Transform Oral Health
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Did You Know?

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Teeth

Older adults have a higher risk of oral health problems than other age groups.

 

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Lack of access to dental care = overuse of the ER.

 

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Prevalence of
HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer has risen dramatically.

 


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