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Lunch Briefing: Oral Health is Systemic Health

  • 121 Cannon House Office Building (map)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
12:00-1:00 pm
121 Cannon House Office Building

Lunch will be served

Dear Colleague,

Recent research suggests that oral health is closely tied to overall physical health, and poor oral health could play a role in a wide range of health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Please join us on October 10, 2018 for a lunch briefing from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in 121 Cannon House Building as we explore the role oral health plays in systemic health, the benefits to overall health of treating periodontitis, the need for continued research
in this field, and the public health implications of unmet oral health needs.

Participants include:

  • Martha J. Somerman, DDS, Ph.D., Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), NIH

  • Maria Ryan, Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Dental Officer, Colgate Palmolive Company

  • Marko Vujicic, Ph.D., Chief Economist & Vice President, Health Policy Institute, American Dental Association

  • Moderated by: Beth Truett, BS, M.Div, President, Oral Health America

To RSVP, please contact Sara Chang at 


A. Drew Ferguson, IV D.M.D.