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Oral Health in Children

Originally webcast April 17, 2008

Jayanth Kumar, DDS, MPH
Director, Oral Health Surveillance and Research
Bureau of Dental Health, New York State Department of Health

This program will focus on oral health problems in children and its impact.  Dr. Kumar, dental public health specialist, will discuss the extent of dental diseases, its distribution and progress made toward accomplishing Healthy People 2010 oral health objectives. He will also discuss the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other professional groups about available interventions.  This program will educate local public health officials and health care providers about surveillance, the state oral health plan and efforts to control oral diseases in children. 

Program Objectives:

  • Explain the importance of oral health in children.
  • Describe the extent of oral health problems in children and the disparities in outcome.
  • Describe at least two available preventive and treatment interventions.