We need a targeted funding announcement that brings health care systems with integrated oral health care and a common medical record into the national cohort
There are large disparities in dental caries prevalence and incidence across the lifespan. Precision health requires identification of valid risk markers of disease, so that risk-based protocols can be implemented. We desperately need research on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of risk-based protocols for caries management across the lifespan.
We need a greater focus on pragmatic (effectiveness) trials in oral health care settings. This desperately needed so we can develop interventions that are feasible in clinical settings and have a high probability of being more broadly implemented.
Support and advance translational research designed to identify and overcome barriers to the adoption and delivery of known effective preventive and therapeutic interventions.
Oral microbiome is a reflection of the host's physiological state and is highly dynamic. Dysbiosis is often associated with disease conditions. A program for systematic and periodic tracking the oral microbiome state of subjects will allow for effective means to detect relevant changes in microbiome state towards dysbiosis. This will enable strategies for early detection of oral and general health problems.