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Oral Health in America – Advances and Challenges: Reading the Report through a Research Lens

Presentation Date
February 1, 2022

Sponsor Groups

CE Credits
2 CE Hours

Conflict of Interest Disclosure

Course Description:  
The NIDCR’s Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges report is a culmination of two years of research and writing by over 400 contributors that explores the nation's oral health over the last 20 years. In response to this report, AADOCR will host a webinar titled: “Oral Health in America – Advances and Challenges: Reading the Report through a Research Lens” to discuss the implications of the report for dental, oral, and craniofacial research. During this webinar, the Director of NIDCR, Section Editors of the report, and AADOCR leaders will have a cross-cutting discussion relative to how the report can be used to inform future research, including current research gaps and needs. 

Learning Objectives
  • To recognize the current gaps in oral health research.
  • To understand the conclusions of the Oral Health in America report.
  • To identify potential research opportunities relative to the six sections of the oral health report.

Welcome (1:00 p.m.)
Jacques Nor, DDS, MS, PhD, Professor and Chair, University of Michigan
AADOCR President
Framing of Report: (1:05 p.m.)
Rena D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD, Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Overview of the Report / Key Call to Action Relative to Research Needs: (1:15)
Judith Albino, PhD, President Emerita and Professor Emerita, University of Colorado
Bruce A. Dye, DDS, MPH, Dental Epidemiologist, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Panel Discussion Chaired Dr. Nor (moderator): (1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
Robert J. Weyant, MS, DMD, DrPH, Professor, Chair, and Associate Dean, University of Pittsburgh
Section 1: Effect of Oral Health on the Community, Overall Well-Being, and the Economy

Paul S. Casamassimo, DDS, MS, Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University
Section 2: Oral Health Across the Lifespan: Children and Adolescents

Jocelyne S. Feine, DDS, MS, HDR, FCAHS, Professor, McGill University
Section 3: Oral Health Across the Lifespan: Working-age and Older Adults

Kathryn Atchison, DDS, MPH, Professor, University of California Los Angeles
Section 4: Oral Health Workforce, Education, Practice and Integration

Christian S. Stohler, DMD, DrMedDent, Dean, Columbia University
Section 5: Pain, Mental Illness, Substance Use, and Oral Health

Laurie K. McCauley, DDS, MS, PhD, Dean, University of Michigan
Section 6: Emerging Science and Promising Technologies to Transform Oral Health
Q & A (2:30 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.)
Closing Remarks (2:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Dr. Jane Weintraub, DDS, MPH, R. Gary Rozier and Chester W. Douglass Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina
AADOCR President-elect

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