A growing body of research illustrates that oral health is critical not just to preserve a pretty smile. Deteriorating teeth and gums can contribute to other chronic health issues, and dental problems cause children in America to lose 50 million hours of school each year and adults to miss 164 million hours at work, according to a surgeon general report.
This NJ Spotlight webinar examined the current status of oral health in the Garden State, how we got here, and how we can improve on the status quo. A panel of experts with state and national experience will discuss the importance of oral care, problems with access and affordability, how insurance coverage impacts these issues, and pilot projects that show promise in New Jersey and elsewhere.
Director of Prevention Programs
Center for Health Care Strategies
Dr. Sidney Whitman
Pediatric Dentist and Chair
New Jersey Oral Health Coalition
Oral Health Program Director NJ Chapter
American Academy of Pediatrics
Sponsor: Partners for Health Foundation