CDC Dental Public Health Residency Lecture Series
This lecture series is designed to help dental public health residents gain a better understanding of the 10 dental public health competencies pdf icon[PDF – 119 KB]external icon outlined in the American Board of Dental Public Healthexternal icon.
These webinars are for current dental public health residents, prospective residents, and anyone interested in the field of dental public health. The lectures feature experts in dental public health to provide a deeper dive into their experiences, each competency, and current topics in the field.
August 18th, 2021 Speaker: Fred Hyman, DDS, MPH
Working Presentation Title: Fundamentals of FDA Regulation of Oral Health Products
May 12, 2021
Opioid and Antibiotic Pediatric Prescribing Trends
Medication Xerogenic Potential and Polypharmacy: Implications for Clinical Practice and Oral Health Outcomes
Dr. Natalia Chalmers (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) spoke on prescribing trends in pediatric dentistry and also on medication xerogenic potential.
February 24, 2021
Trends in Oral Health Status
Dr. Mei Lin (CDC Division of Oral Health) presents results from the 2019 Oral Health Surveillance Report. Findings are described across life stages (children, working age and older adults) and public health implications are discussed.
September 30, 2020
Basics of Economic Evaluation and Applications in Oral Health
Dr. Susan Griffin, (CDC Division of Oral Health) and Dr. Thomas Gift, (CDC Division of STD Prevention) provide a primer on economic evaluation and considerations for the application of these techniques to oral health. Topics covered include Cost Analysis, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis (CEA), Cost-benefit Analysis (CBA), and economic evaluations of policy.
June 10, 2020
Navigating the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, Oral Health Indicators
Dr. Richard Manski (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) explores the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS). MEPS is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. Dr. Manski demonstrates how researchers can access and download MEPS data for analysis and also where to get supplementary material like codebooks and statistical analysis code.
March 4, 2020
The Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health
RADM Tim Ricks (United States Public Health Service) discusses the first report from the surgeon general on oral health. The lecturer describes the threats and opportunities provided by the interaction of changes in the demographics of the US, the dental workforce, and nation’s oral health.