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For the third consecutive year, CareQuest Institute conducted its annual State of Oral Health Equity in America (SOHEA) survey with 5,260 adults — the largest survey of its kind to study knowledge, attitudes, experiences, and behaviors related to oral health. For the third consecutive year, the findings — for example, nearly 70 million adults in the US don’t have dental insurance — point to a system that is still struggling with disparities and challenges.
But there’s hope, as shown by the many efforts underway to improve access and equity.
Join CareQuest Institute researchers and well-known health care journalist Mary Otto, author of Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America, for a discussion about the latest research on America’s oral health. The panel will explore what has changed in the data in the last three years, how oral health has rebounded since the pandemic, and why discrimination and uneven costs are still prevalent. They’ll also highlight positive trends and how providers, policymakers, and advocates can use the research in their daily work.
- Identify at least three significant findings from the latest research on the State of Oral Health Equity in America, with a focus on changes observed in the last three years and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Recognize the implications of racial, ethnic, and economic disparities on access to oral health care, including the effects of discrimination, cost barriers, and food insecurity.
- Examine how the perceptions and values of oral health among US adults influence clinical practice, policy development, and advocacy.
- Explain how the data demonstrate the significance of preventive care in promoting overall health.
Moderator & Presenter
Eric P. Tranby, PhD, Director, Analytics and Data Insights, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
John O’Malley, MHI, PhD Candidate, Biostatistician, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
Paige Martin, BA, Science Writer, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
Mary Otto, Independent Journalist, author of Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America
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Eric Tranby, PhD
Director, Analytics and Data Insights, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
John O’Malley, MHI, PhD Candidate
Biostatistician CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
Paige Martin, BA
Science Writer, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health