The Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine, alongside the Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health, has released its quarterly newsletter. The Fall 2019 newsletter highlights Dr. John Ahern, our new integration fellow, announces our Leadership Forum 2020 date, recent research publications, news stories, and more! Click here to view this quarter's newsletter.
Association of Health Care Journalists Across the U.S., tooth decay remains widespread. Poor and minority Americans continue to be disproportionately burdened by disease. But in recent years, some progress has been made in addressing oral health disparities and reaching vulnerable children with needed dental services, federal data show.
Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University Obesity and dental caries are prevalent chronic childhood diseases. These diseases are multifactorial in nature and share common nutritional risk factors. Because there are many behavioral factors that affect both oral health and child weight status, dental professionals are well-positioned to comprehensively evaluate children's dietary and nutritional behaviors, assess risk and provide appropriate counseling to children and families to prevent obesity and dental caries.
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center The United States is facing a severe opioid addiction epidemic. Nearly 25 percent of first opioid prescriptions for children and adolescents come from dentists.