NIDCR Seeks Input on Next Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health

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The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) will host a webinar on Thursday, January 10, 2019, from 12 to 12:30 pm EST to update the public on the status of the new Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health and to help guide development of the report.

The webinar will be free and open to the public. No registration is required. It also will be recorded and archived for future viewing. Speakers will include:

  • Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH, Surgeon General of the United States
  • Rear Admiral Tim Ricks, DMD, MPH, chief dental officer, US Public Health Service
  • Captain Bruce Dye, DDS, MPH, scientific editor and project co-director, Surgeon General’s Report
  • Judith Albino, PhD, scientific editor and project co-director, Surgeon General’s Report

Interested parties are invited to submit their views on oral health, including the importance of poor oral health as a public health issue, contemporary issues affecting oral health, new knowledge that may transform the oral health of the nation, and future directions.

NIDCR also is interested in examples of partnerships or coalitions that have demonstrated improvement of oral health and well-being of individuals, families, or communities. Comments and materials received will become part of the public record and subject to public disclosure.

Written comments on the report must be received on or before January 25, 2019. They may be sent via email to or via regular mail to Ms. Michelle Pitt, NIH/NIDCR, 31 Center Drive, Room 5B55, Bethesda, Maryland 20892.

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