Friday, January 10, 2014

Upcoming Oral Health Webinars

Oral health is essential to overall health. Oral diseases cause pain and disability for millions of Americans each year and may be prevented by increasing access to regular dental care. Untreated tooth decay causes pain and infections that may lead to difficulty eating, speaking, playing, and learning. Ensuring that underserved populations, including low-income families, have regular access to dental care and fluoridated water are critical to preventing these issues.

Register for these upcoming webinars to learn more about the status of oral health in Colorado and the nation:

  • Healthy People 2020: Learn about how the Iowa Department of Public Health is working to improve the health of underserved populations by providing access to quality oral health care. The Webinar will include a roundtable discussion on the importance of oral health, as well as strategies and resources to effectively address oral health objectives. Jan. 23 at 10a.m. MST. Register here.
  • Community Water Fluoridation 101: The National Network for Oral Health Access and the Pew Children's Dental Campaign will host a webinar on the basics of community water fluoridation, including its history and scientific evidence supporting the practice. This webinar is ideal for practitioners and advocates who want a deeper understanding of how fluoride works to strengthen teeth and why water fluoridation is an efficient and effective public health intervention for the United States. Jan. 29 at 12p.m. MST. Register here.
  • CDC Grand Rounds, Community Water Fluoridation: For nearly 70 years, community water fluoridation has been used to prevent tooth decay and improve oral health. Community water fluoridation is not only safe and effective, but also cost-saving – yielding approximately $38 savings in dental treatment costs for every $1 invested. CDC has recognized water fluoridation as one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century. To learn more, view the video and presentation slides here.
  • Pediatric Dental Benefits of the Affordable Care Act: This webinar by the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) will present an overview of dental coverage under ACA, marketplace coverage specific to Region VIII, consumer protections, and how to encourage increased collaboration between stakeholders, providers and health care consumers. You may view the previously recorded webinar here.

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