Online Program

Parallel Practices: Oral Health Promotion in Boston and Zambia

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 : 10:50 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Kerry Maguire, DDS, MSPH, Forsyth Institute, Cambridge, MA
Oral disease is largely preventable, yet it accounts for significant human burden of pain, poor quality of life and millions of hours lost each year from work and school. What preventive approaches are best employed based on resources, workforce, culture and existing/emerging health delivery systems?

Learning Areas:

Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Program planning
Provision of health care to the public

Learning Objectives:
Identify the components of a comprehensive oral prevention program Describe the WHO Basic Package of Oral Care (BPOH) Discuss integration of oral health care delivery in the broader health delivery system with emphasis on workforce development

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am Director of ForsythKids, the school-based preventive oral health program of the Forsyth Institute. ForsythKids provides care to over 1600 children in community settings in Eastern Massachusetts. I am also Co-founder and Chair of the dental NGO Options for Children in Zambia, and, as a licensed dentist in Zambia, brings oral prevention and surgical care to Zambian communities along with an integrated effort to build the Zambian oral health workforce.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
Forsyth Institute Pediatric Oral Health Employment (includes retainer)
Options for Children in Zambia Oral Health Advisory Committee/Board

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.