Health Journalism 2018 - Association of Health Care Journalists Annual Conference

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:00am - Sun, 04/15/2018 - 12:00am
Phoenix, AZ

Focus Session, March 13, 4:20 p.m.:

NIIOH Executive Director, Anita Glicken, and Dr. Russell Maier, a co-author of Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum, will participate in a panel presentation on March 13, 4:20 p.m.:

Closing the gap between oral and overall health: What will it take?

Oral health has been recognized as an integral part of overall health but our fragmented health care system does not reflect this reality. For generations, dentists and physicians have been educated separately. They work in separate worlds. Even as research reveals more about the interrelationships between oral and systemic conditions, dental and medical records are kept separately. Patients get lost navigating the dental-medical divide. What will it take to integrate the system?

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