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Crystal-Balling the Future of Oral Health

November 22, 2016
by Catherine Wilson, Editor


Sometimes it takes a village, sometimes a marriage of powerful forces to produce something meaningful and that is the case with the recently-released custom collaboration between Colgate and Scientific American Custom Media.

“The Future of Oral Health, Global Challenges, Advances and New Technologies” is an important document introduced at the ADA’s annual meeting in Denver during the panel discussion, “The Evolving Landscape of Global Oral Health, Its Prevention and Treatment.” The discussion was moderated by Jeremy Abbate, VP and publisher of Scientific American and the publishing director of The Future of Oral Heath. Panelists included Michael C. Alfano, DMD, PhD, Caswell A. Evans, DDS, MPH, Sharon Guynup, Thomas E. Van Dyke, DDS, PhD, Dipl. ABP (Periodontology) and Marko Vujicic, PhD.

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I’d love all Canadian dental hygienists as well as Canadian dentists to check out this important document (see the links below) and I cannot steal its thunder here but I’d like to include important information from Colgate’s Oral Health Network for Professional Education and Development on this fascinating collection of articles.

“The publication explores science, policy and new delivery models to better understand the current and future state of the multifaceted oral health field. Within the issue are updates on:

  • The oral health of a growing elderly population; global health issue of caries and periodontal diseases and the latest industry developments helping to improve access and cost-of-care in these areas.
  • The state of the science linking oral health and other areas of medicine and changes in the relationships between the dental and medical communities as they slowly de-silo and integrate to deliver better care and greater access for patients.
  • New tools being employed in diagnostics, biotechnology and digital health that are advancing care, along with a special look at how dentistry and oral health will be managed in the future.
  • Philosophies and technologies that have fueled industry changes and ways in which global demographics are mandating more accommodating, on-demand approaches to dentistry that reduce cost and bring care to hard-to-reach populations.”

“Solutions in oral health must address evolving patient needs, changing global demographics, and the ever-advancing innovation landscape that will affect delivery methods and models of care. We are very proud to be a part of this multifaceted conversation,” says Pat Verduin, Colgate’s Chief Technology Officer.


https://www.scientificamerican.com/products/the-future-of-oral-health
https://www.scientificamericam.com/futureoralhealth