Skip to main content.
Menu

Dental Disease: "Silent Epidemic"

Useful Resources

Dental Disease: "Silent Epidemic"

December 16, 2008

In 2000, the U.S. Surgeon General's office declaring America's high prevalence of dental disease a "silent epidemic." The report aimed to raise awareness that oral health is an integral part of overall well-being and that no distinction should be made between oral and general health. Yet, many people in the United States have inadequate access to dental care and suffer from untreated dental disease. Untreated dental disease is the top reason children miss school, according to the Surgeon General's report. And it can be deadly, as demonstrated by the 2007 death from a brain infection of a an untreated tooth infection. Community water fluoridation remains one of the most cost-effective public health interventions in America, yet it still faces significant opposition. Updated March 2010

Announcements

Want to improve your data journalism skills?  Apply now for the $2,000 California Data Fellowship -- four all-expenses-paid days of training on data acquisition, analysis and visualization, a $2,000 reporting grant and six months of expert mentoring.  Dates:  October 17-20. Deadline: August 27.

CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY

Member Activities

Kellie Schmitt has shared a blog post

Read it.

Luanne Rife has shared a blog post

Read it.

Neena Satija has shared a blog post

Read it.

Laura Ferguson joined the community

Connect with Laura Ferguson

Mc Nelly Torres has shared a blog post

Read it.
More Member Activities
danabol-in.com

У нашей компании нужный блог со статьями про Сиалис 5 мг www.pharmacy24.com.ua
http://www.medicaments-24.com/