Federal Agency Reports on Oral Health

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Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges (2021)

This report updates the findings of the 2000 Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General, highlighting the national importance of oral health and its relationship to overall health. It also focuses on new scientific and technological knowledge – as well as innovations in health care delivery – that offer promising new directions for improving oral health care and creating greater equity in oral health across communities. Learn more.

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Oral Health In America: Summary of the Surgeon General’s Report (2000)

The major message of the report is that oral health means much more than healthy teeth, and is integral to the general health and well-being of all Americans. Oral health must be included in the provision of health care and design of community programs. Learn more.