Good oral health is important for the overall health and well-being of individuals of all ages, their families, communities and the nation, according to a newly released report from the National Institutes of Health.
That was among the key findings of Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges, a wide-ranging report that provides a “comprehensive picture of the state of oral health in America,” according to Rena D’Souza, D.D.S., Ph.D., NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research director, during a Dec. 21 webcast announcement on the release of the report.
… The ADA commended the federal agencies that worked on the report, which was produced by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health…
… [ADA president] Dr. Sabates noted that he was proud of the ADA experts who were directly involved in the report, including the ADA’s Health Policy Institute and the ADA Science & Research Institute, which offered notable contributions of vital data and oral health research. In addition, Dr. Sabates said the ADA looks forward to reviewing the full report in depth to identify opportunities for the future….