US Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended free meals to all kids for the entire school year

November 02, 2020
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended free meals to all kids for the entire school year.

Children’s Oral Health: Progress, Policy Development, And Priorities For Continued Improvement

October 16, 2020
HPI’s Marko Vujicic Shares Priorities for Continued Improvement in Children’s Oral Health in Health Affairs

Estimating COVID-19 prevalence and infection control practices among US dentists

October 15, 2020
Report finds COVID-19 Rate Among Dentists is Less than One Percent  

Parents Less Aware When Their Kids Vape Than When They Smoke

By Ben Chaffee, DDS, MPH, PhD on October 08, 2020
Dentistry faculty member Ben Chaffee, DDS, MPH, PhD, and D3 student Tsu-Shuan (Brie) Wu led a just-published study on parental knowledge of child vaping and use of other non-smoked tobacco products. The study — initiated during Wu's participation in the School of Dentistry's Dental Student Research...

Healthy People 2030 - Oral Conditions

October 06, 2020
Oral Conditions Overview and Objectives Evidence-Based Resources

Celebrating Child Health Day October 5

October 01, 2020
A Message from the Administrator At HRSA, we celebrate families every day. The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) administers programs, supports research, and

Recommendations About the Use of Dental Amalgam in Certain High-Risk Populations: FDA Safety Communication

September 28, 2020
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is providing recommendations about the use of dental amalgam in certain groups of people who may be at greater risk to the potential adverse health effects of mercury exposure, to include:

Gavin Newsom signs SB 653, Dental hygienists: registered dental hygienist in alternative practice: scope of practice

September 28, 2020
California is experiencing a significant shortage of dental health professionals. Expanding the scope of practice for mid-level dental professionals is crucial to address oral health disparities in communities of color.

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

September 24, 2020
THE LINK BETWEEN VENTILATOR-ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA AND THE MOUTH The intersection of VAP, COVID-19, oral health and equity  A new report from the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement reinforces the connection between oral health and overall health and underscores the breadth of health...

New DentaQuest Why We Must Preserve School-Based Oral Care for Children

By Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, president and CEO of the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Catalyst Institute, Inc. on September 17, 2020
This is a school year unlike any other. As children and families prepare to begin months of virtual learning, hundreds of thousands of low-income children are dealing with another hidden consequence of closed schools — no access to dental care.