Interdisciplinary Approaches to Promote Adolescents' Oral Health and Reduce Disparities
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As providers for adolescents, we recognize the multi-strata approach in addressing the various concerns of adolescent oral health as an invaluable resource. Thus, we contribute the following comments:
As numerous practitioners... more »
Clean Bite™️ is the most unique... more »
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Poor oral health status affects the lives of individuals at all ages and socioeconomic levels... more »
Oral Health (known as CAN DO), thanks for the chance to provide input.
Overall, we support the "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Promote
Adolescents' Oral Health and Reduce Disparities" initiative since
adolescence is such an important period in the lifecourse for
establishing healthy behaviors and learning to self-manage health. We
agree that research... more »
The concept clearance defines adolescence from ages 12-19. Some individuals in this age range attend college. Cutting adolescence off at age 19 may be in the middle of their college careers, which would be somewhat arbitrary. A broader range, up to age 21, would be helpful.
include oral effects of addictive or risky behaviors (e.g. video games
and computer usage, risky sexual behaviors, piercing and
self-mutilation, etc.) and the use of other drugs and alcohol. Research
on marijuana is especially timely as state and local governments move
towards decriminalization and legalization for recreational or medical
purposes. These... more »