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Behavioral & Social Oral Health Sciences: Building Consensus, Advancing Research

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2021 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session

The 99th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR was to be held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, from July 21-24, 2021 as a Virtual Experience.

The recordings in this library from the meeting are a selection of the science that was to be presented as part of the General Session. These recordings give you the opportunity to participate in the meeting and hear from leading researchers. The recordings include IADR Distinguished Lecture Series speakers, the IADR Academy and symposia from a collection of scientific groups and networks.

This session can be purchased as part of the full meeting recordings within the product bundles

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Session Description 
Behavioral and social factors profoundly influence dental, oral, and craniofacial health. In 2020, the Behavioral, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research Scientific Group of the International Association for Dental Research sponsored the Behavioral and Social Oral Health Sciences Summit. The Summit was a two-day meeting of oral health researchers and clinicians with expertise in the behavioral and social sciences; it was the largest gathering of such experts and the first-ever international meeting of its kind. The Summit was intended to be a launch-point for promoting oral health globally by advancing the robust application of behavioral and social sciences. To that end, a primary goal was to build consensus among health scientists and clinicians about essential foci and critical next steps in four areas: (1) behavioral and social theories, models, conceptual frameworks, and mechanisms related to oral health; (2) methodological issues in behavioral and social oral health research and practice; (3) intervention science for the development and testing of behavioral and social approaches to promote oral health; and (4) dissemination and implementation science for oral and craniofacial health. Through an iterative process that included incorporation of global feedback following an open comment period, Summit organizers produced a Consensus Statement documenting agreement among experts about the state of the field and key future directions. In this symposium, Summit organizers and Consensus Statement contributors will present the final Consensus Statement, comment on critical next steps for the field, and discus practical approaches for advancing the science.

Learning Objectives
  • Appreciate the influence of behavioral and social factors on dental, oral, and craniofacial health as well as the promise of behavioral and social sciences for yielding improvement across the individual-to-population-level spectrum.
  • Describe the state of the field for behavioral and social oral health sciences and identify the prioritized focus areas and recommended future directions about which there is expert consensus.
  • Understand approaches for advancing behavioral and social oral health sciences.
Presentation Date
July 24, 2021

Cameron Randall - Introduction and Framing
Dandara Haag - Behavioral and Social Theories, Models, Conceptual Frameworks and Mechanisms Related to Oral Health
Colman McGrath - Methodological Issues in Behavioral and Social Oral Health Research and Practice
Belinda Borrelli - Intervention Science: Developing and Testing Behavioral and Social Science Approaches to Promote Oral Health
Elise Rice - Dissemination and Implementation Science for Oral and Craniofacial Health
Daniel McNeil - Drawing on the Consensus Statement to Chart a Path Forward

Sponsoring Groups/Networks
Behavioral, Epidemiologic, and Health Services Research, Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network, Oral Health Research

CE Credits
1.5 Contact Hours

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