Briefing: Oral Health is Systemic Health

121 Cannon House Building
27 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003
United States
Event Date: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Recent research suggests that oral health is closely tied to overall physical health, and poor oral health could play a role in a wide range of health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Join Research!America and the American Association for Dental Research on October 10, 2018 for a lunch briefing from Noon-1:00pm ET in 121 Cannon House Building as we explore the role oral health plays in systemic health, the benefits of treating periodontitis on overall health, the need for continued research in this field, and the public health implications of unmet oral health needs.

Participants in this timely conversation include Marko Vujicic, Ph.D., chief economist and vice president, Health Policy Institute, American Dental AssociationMaria Ryan, Ph.D., vice president and Chief Dental Officer, Colgate Palmolive Company; and Beth Truett, BS, MDiv, president and CEO, Oral Health America. Please contact Sara Chang at sends e-mail) for more information.

Media Contacts

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VP of Communications

Anna Briseño
Director of Communications 

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