Oral diseases are a devastating problem among a significant percentage of Missouri’s residents, affecting their overall health and ability to work and learn. The Mission of the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health is to improve oral health with all Missourians by advocating for sound public policy. The Vision of the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health is Oral Health for all Missourians. Join organizations and individuals across the state in achieving this mission. Your support and dedication are essential to ensuring oral health is a high priority for Missourians and for policy makers.
A special online training on public health interventions with fluoridation.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
2:30 to 5 PM
Registration is free https://www.cezoom.com/events/?conf=743
CEUs are included
The Science of Community Water Fluoridation & Fact-Based Advocacy
Johnny Johnson, DMD, MS
This dynamic training will provide an overview of the public health impact of community water fluoridation, including the impact of discontinuation, the status of community water fluoridation (CWF) in the U.S. and the basics of advocacy and education to support fluoridation. This will include a review of fluoride’s benefits, evidence-based science which supports CWF as effective and safe, and an overview of CWF opponents’ claims of harms caused by fluoride, as well as current opponent activity. Discussion will include specific opponent claim construction and demonstrable means to counter these claims. Communications will be covered, including how to avoid reinforcing the claims of opponents. Water management role and local decision-making processes will be discussed. Credible CWS fluoridation information sources will be noted.
Registration is Open
Dental Services and COVID-19:
Teledentistry is available in Missouri now and can help with access to care - Learn more.
Missouri DHSS, the MDA, ADA, and CDC are recommending non-emergency dental care to be suspended for the coming weeks. Further information on these recommendations can be found below:
If you are needing to locate low-cost emergency dental services, resources are available below:
COVID Hotline: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: 877-435-8411
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2021 Oral Health Policy Conference
March 4 & 5, 2021
Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, MO
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