Parallel Practice: Improving Oral Health in Massachusetts and Zambia
Oral disease is largely preventable, yet it accounts for a significant burden of pain and poor quality of life resulting in millions of work and school hours lost annually. Comprehensive oral disease prevention programs should include evidence-based components shown to promote oral health in both developed and developing countries, in mobile and fixed delivery settings and with a parallel emphasis on workforce development. Integration of oral health services into the broader health delivery system is key to improving both oral and overall health.
Presented by Kerry Maguire, DDS, MSPH | Director, ForsythKids | The Forsyth Institute
Kerry is a general dentist with advanced training in public health. Her interest in international health began in 1988 during a summer working with the Colorado Migrant Health Program. She balances her experience in academic and corporate dentistry with an interest in fiber arts (www.PieceworksZambia.org).