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#RuralHealthChat: Oral Health Access in Rural Areas

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017
Duration: approximately 60 minutes

Co-Hosts:

  • Dr. Amy B. Martin, Director of Population Oral Health, James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina @DrMarti56422661
  • Amy Elizondo, MPH, Vice President, Program Services, National Rural Health Association @ruralhealth
  • Dr. Sean Boynes, Director of Interprofessional Practice, DentaQuest Institute @DentaQuest
  • Jane Grover, DDS, MPH, Director, Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention, American Dental Association @AmerDentalAssn

Oral health can have a huge impact on a person’s overall health. This is especially concerning in rural areas where there are often many barriers to accessing oral health care including provider shortages, long travel distances, higher rates of poverty, and more. Fortunately, there is also a lot of great work being done to address these concerns and improve the lives and health of people in rural areas.

We used the hashtag #RuralHealthChat to tweet with expert co-hosts involved in oral health around the country. If you’d like to see our conversation or access the many resources shared, they are all available below, via Storify.