National Oral Health Conference Call for Proposals Open

July 31, 2023
NOHC offers educational sessions on a diverse array of topics by leaders in the field and is designed for dentists, dental hygienists, health researchers, dental/health educators, legislators, public health officials, Medicaid/CHIP dental program staff or consultants, state/territorial dental...

Challenges in Implementing School-Based Oral Health Programs: Short- and Long-Term Impact of COVID-19

May 05, 2023
OVID-19 has disrupted K-12 learning and has limited children's access to oral health services and programs. School-based oral health programs (SBOHPs) are an essential access point for children to receive preventive oral health services.

New DentaQuest The Link Between Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia And The Mouth

May 05, 2023
The Association Between Accessing Dental Services and Nonventilator Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia in Medicaid Beneficiaries

New Fluoridation Tablet System To Be Deployed Across US

By David Burger on June 07, 2022
New fluoridation tablet system to be deployed across US Advocates call it first advancement in water fluoridation technology in decades

New NNOHA Teledentistry Resource

May 25, 2022
NNOHA is pleased to share our newest resource, a video example of a synchronous teledentistry visit! This video, featuring Dr. Yogita Thakur of Ravenswood Family Health Center, depicts a condensed live, synchronous teledentistry visit utilizing the six steps of an infant oral care visit. This...

Virtual Dental Home Services For Children Will Be Available In Maine

May 19, 2022
A system for providing oral health, centered in community locations, will be available in Maine thanks to a new federal allocation.

Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges

By NIH on December 21, 2021
Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges is a culmination of two years of research and writing by over 400 contributors. As a follow up to the Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health in America, this report explores the nation's oral health over the last 20 years.

Oral Health Literacy and Awareness Act passes House

By Jennifer Garvin on December 16, 2021
Bill to promote oral health education clears US House A bill to promote oral health education has passed the U.S. House and is headed to the full Senate, the ADA said Dec. 13.

Estimating salivary carriage of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 in nonsymptomatic people and efficacy of mouthrinse in reducing viral load

By PremPrashant Chaudhary et al. on October 26, 2021
Mouth rinses can reduce the SARS-CoV-2 viral load in saliva of both asymptomatic and symptomatic patients, according to a study published by The Journal of the American Dental Association.

2021 John W. Knutson Distinguished Service Award in Dental Public Health

By American Public Health Association on October 05, 2021
Please join the American Public Health Association’s Oral Health Section in congratulating the 2021 John W. Knutson Distinguished Service Award in Dental Public Health recipient:   Jayanth V. Kumar, DDS, MPH