Disparities in oral health and the association with disparities in the receipt of needed dental care: Findings from the survey of the health of Wisconsin
Provision of health care to the public
Public health biology
Public health or related research
Identify oral health disparities in Wisconsin, including those based on access to care. Analyze the impact of oral health behaviors, including tooth brushing, on oral health status. Assess the role of access to needed dental care on resulting disparities in oral health outcomes, independent of oral health behaviors.
Keyword(s): Oral Health Needs, Oral Health Outcomes
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As co-Director of a population based examination survey, my research interests include identifying community programs and individual behaviors to promote health equity particularly for complex chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease. Given the importance of oral health to overall health and it's link to cardiovascular disease, we have partnered with the state health department in Wisconsin to better understand the complex upstream determinants of objective measures of oral health and unmet oral health needs.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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