Oklahoma Public Health Association

Oral Health

Membership includes:

  • All dental health personnel

  • Others interested in the promotion and public health aspects of oral health

Goal: Promoting understanding, capability and action in oral health promotion and disease prevention

Objectives include:

  1. Educating the general public

  2. Presenting continuing education involving this rapidly evolving field

  3. Aiding the establishment of standards and guidelines

  4. Initiating projects designed for improving the health of the population

  5. Striving for the elimination of oral disease for all age groups

Past Oral Health Section Presentations

What's New

  • Oral health training modules debut during National Children's Dental Health Month: Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. In time for the celebration, The Institute for Innovation & Implementation at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work, is debuting online training modules on the oral health of children and adolescents, based on the guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  The four modules will train participants to work with youth involved in the Wraparound process, to help them prevent cavities and find appropriate dental care. The modules also include links to websites and materials that provide detailed information on oral health. For information, click here

    Maryland Study Shows Need for Improved Communication by Dentists (Source: Horowitz, A. M. (2009). The Role of Health Literacy in Reducing Health Disparities. Journal Of Dental Hygiene, 83(4), 182-183.

  • The American Dental Association’s “Health Literacy in Dentistry” Action Plan 2010-2015

E-Mail Section Chair: Linda Boykin   lindakb@health.ok.gov

Please visit the APHA Oral Health Section for more information.

'Promoting public health improvements through education, practice, and advocacy'

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121 NE 52nd Street, Ste. 260
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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