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Assistant Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Tim Ricks, DMD, MPH visited Oregon on September 23, 2019. The Oregon Health Authority and Dr. Ricks livestreamed a presentation that discussed the upcoming Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health, and the successes and challenges of oral health integration nationally and in Oregon.
For those who were unable to attend, you can watch the recording and download the PowerPoint presentations below.
The Oregon Health Authority's Oral Health Program is responsible for advancing evidence-based strategies to improve the oral health of all Oregonians. The Program is designed after the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors' (ASTDD) model for state-based oral health programs. The Oral Health Program takes a comprehensive approach to address oral health issues across the lifespan through these activities:
Improving oral health is one of seven priority areas from Oregon's State Health Improvement Plan.
To make brushing fun and rewarding, the OHA School-based Dental Sealant Program has developed a calendar that children can use to keep track of brushing twice each day. Please download the calendar in a preferred language.
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