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 partners Colgate and the American Association for Dental Research on October 10, 2018 for a lunch briefing from Noon-1:00 p.m. 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 Martha J. Somerman, DDS, Ph.D., director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), NIH; Maria Ryan, Ph.D., vice president and Chief Dental Officer, Colgate Palmolive CompanyMarko Vujicic, Ph.D., chief economist and vice president, Health Policy Institute, American Dental Association; and Beth Truett, BS, MDiv, president and CEO, Oral Health America. Please contact Sara Chang at sends e-mail) for more information.

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