America's Oral Health:
An Emerging Crisis
On Tuesday, September 24 DentaQuest partnered with POLITICO for a lively panel discussion on the future of oral health care. The event was streamed live from Washington, D.C. from 8:15AM ET – 9:30AM ET.
About the Event
An estimated 74 million Americans have no access to oral health care – that's nearly double the number of people without health insurance. In Washington, there has been little political will to change this status quo, as much of the policy discussions around health insurance leave out oral health. What will it take to recognize oral health as an integral part of overall health care before it's too late?
• Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Ill.), House Committee on Energy and Commerce
• Richard J. Manski, DDS, Chair of Dental Public Health, University of Maryland School of Dentistry
• Julie Watts McKee, DMD, State Dental Director, Kentucky Department of Public Health
• RADM Erica Schwartz, Deputy Surgeon General, Health and Human Services
Reversible Decay: The Case for an Oral Health Revolution
A recent independent research study found that oral health is a significant issue for Americans. There was widespread agreement on the problems with our failing oral health system, including systematic, financial and emotional barriers to access and care.
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