Oral Health in Childhood and Adolescence

Oral Health in Childhood and Adolescence


The Oral Health in Childhood and Adolescence Transdisciplinary Core seeks to identify and remove the educational, political, psychological, social and nutritional barriers to the prevention and treatment of dental caries (tooth decay) in the children and adolescents of Richmond. Tooth decay is the most common childhood disease. Youth who suffer tooth decay have lower academic achievement in school and are at higher risk for systemic diseases as adults.

Improving oral and overall health for children and adolescents
This transdisciplinary core promotes teamwork toward innovative solutions for improving oral and overall health outcomes for children and adolescents. This core also provides a rich environment for the recruitment and engagement of diverse and underrepresented faculty and students to work and learn through solving oral health problems that disproportionately affect underserved populations.

Transdisciplinary core team


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