NEWS YOU CAN USEPEW Trusts June 2013 Issue Brief "In Search of Dental Care"
Two Types of Dentist Shortages Limit Children’s
Access to CareHealthy People 2020Oral Health
The significant improvement in the oral health of Americans over the past 50 years is a public health success story. Most of the gains are a result of effective prevention and treatment efforts. One major success is community water fluoridation, which now benefits about 7 out of 10 Americans who get water through public water systems. However, some Americans do not have access to preventive programs. Objectives in this topic area address a number of areas for public health improvement, including the need to:
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- Increase awareness of the importance of oral health to overall health and well-being.
- Increase acceptance and adoption of effective preventive interventions.
- Reduce disparities in access to effective preventive and dental treatment services.
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) has been an important source of information on oral health and dental care in the United States since the early 1970s.
Attention NJ RDHs!
American Academy of Pediatricswww.healthyteethnj.com
NJDHA has been working with the American Academy of Pediatrics NJ Chapter “Pediatric Health Home Subcommittee”, thanks to the efforts of Yvonne Goldman (N). This subcommittee has developed a website through the funding of DentaQuest & Delta Dental grants. The website provides not only oral health info, but info on accessing pediatric providers & insurers. The resources page lists dental clinics in NJ, including the dental & dental hygiene educational programs. The sponsor scroll includes NJDHA along with Rutgers Dental, AAPNJ, NJDA and, NJAPD.
"Pediatrics" the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics:
Maintaining & Improving the Oral Health of Young Children
SECTION ON ORAL HEALTH
Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
To see Clinical Guidelines available from the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry click here
To see the Pediatric Oral Health Research & Policy Center of the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry click here
To see a PowerPoint developed by NJDHA-member Jean Rath (S)
, click here
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