Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges

A Report from the National Institutes of Health
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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.

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Emerging Science and Promising Technologies to Transform Oral Health

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Scientific and technological advances present opportunities to improve the oral health of individuals and communities. These discoveries can drive new approaches for person-centered oral health care and help guide decision making by researchers, policy makers, clinicians, and individuals.

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Effect of Oral Health on the Community, Overall Well-Being, and the Economy

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Emerging Science and Promising Technologies to Transform Oral Health

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Questions about the report? Email oralhealthreport@nih.gov or call 1-866-232-4528.

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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, former senior advisor to the NIDCR director.

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June 2024