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Oral Health and Medicine: Separate Not Equal

By: Naomi Fukuda

Vlog #7: Rural America Needs More Dentists

This vlog focuses on rural oral health and the importance of bringing more dentists to these areas as well as increasing oral health literacy.

Naomi Fakuda Column

Sources

Mother Jones 

The Washington Post 

National Conference of State Legislatures 

PBS 

Images

Pexels

https://www.ruralhealthweb.org/

https://www.aarpmedicareplans.com/medicare-articles/what-s-the-difference-between-medicare-and-medicaid.html

https://www.diamondcertified.org/industry-spotlight-american-dental-association/

https://www.gotoapro.org/broken-or-chipped-tooth/

https://www.nfcr.org/blog/national-cancer-prevention-month-tips/

What is a Dental Therapist?

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41415-020-2270-7https://www.sjslawpc.com/2020/07/15/how-do-the-new-rules-for-community-Medicaid-for-home-care-work/

Leverage Health Literacy for Better Outcomes

If you are interested in learning more about the struggle for oral health equality in America, check out Mary Otto’s book titled, “Teeth.” 

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