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I strongly support an expanded approach to address oral health disparities. This initiative addresses oral health by thinking broadly about determinants of health that transend a particular disease. As stated in the announcement it will require expertise in many disciplines of research. I believe it also requires a systems approach that can take advantage of health care systems to advance the goals of this initiative. ...more »
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.
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