Adam Barefoot DMD, MPH
Julie W. McKee DMD
Tim Ricks DMD, MPH, FICD, FACD, FPFA
Margherita Fontana DDS, PhD
Robert J. Weyant D.M.D. Dr.P.H.
This is the fourth in a series of webinars designed to promote the 11 Healthy People 2030 oral health objectives. 13.4 percent of U.S. children and adolescents 3 to 19 years of age have untreated dental caries, and the Healthy People 2030 target is to reduce this proportion to 10.2 percent. This webinar, hosted by the Colgate Oral Health Network in partnership with the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future (ACFF) and the American Association of Dental Boards (AADB), and moderated by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), will focus on evidence-based solutions to reducing untreated dental caries, especially in vulnerable and underserved populations.
Participants will learn:
- Explain Healthy People 2030 Oral Health Objective OH-2
- Describe disparities in access to dental care and untreated tooth decay by race/ethnicity, income, and geography in children and adolescents
- Implement at least one evidence-based activity in your community to address Oral Health Objective OH-02
Adam Barefoot DMD, MPHMore courses with Adam Barefoot
Dr. Adam Barefoot serves as the chief dental officer of the Health Resources and Services Administration, a position he’s held since June 2022. Prior to that, Dr. Barefoot served as the state dental director for the Georgia Department of Public Health and as a dental director for a federally qualified health center in rural Georgia
Julie W. McKee DMDMore courses with Julie W. McKee
Dr. McKee is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and practiced as a general dentist in the foothills of Appalachia for a decade. She has a background in public health from directing a regional health department for a dozen years and has been Kentucky’s state dental director for over 15 years.
Tim Ricks DMD, MPH, FICD, FACD, FPFAMore courses with Tim Ricks
Rear Admiral (Ret.) Timothy L. Ricks, DMD, MPH, FICD, FACD, FPFA, retired USPHS chief dental officer served as the 20th Chief Dental Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service as well as Assistant Surgeon General from 2018 to 2022. Dr. Ricks served in the U.S. Public Health Service for over 23 years as a clinician and an administrator, and over 35 years of total federal service including military service.
Margherita Fontana DDS, PhDMore courses with Margherita Fontana
Margherita Fontana, DDS, PhD, is the Clifford Nelson Endowed Professor of Dentistry in the Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics, and Director of the Global Initiatives Program in Oral and Craniofacial Health at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry (U-M). She currently is Co-chair of the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future (ACFF) Canada-US Chapter, and Vice-President of the European Organization for Caries Research (ORCA).
Robert J. Weyant D.M.D. Dr.P.H.More courses with Robert J. Weyant
Robert Weyant, is professor dental public health, epidemiology, and translational sciences and chair of the Department of Dental Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Weyant is the current editor-in-chief of the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Dr. Weyant’s research involves general and social epidemiological research related to oral health disparities and oral disease etiology.
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