After convening two work groups of dental and health communications experts facilitated by Burness Communications, the Policy Center is pleased to present a consensus document containing the common themes and messages developed by the work group participants.
The Policy Center hopes that this document, Key Oral Health Messages, can serve not only as a tool for policymakers and others seeking to advance oral health policy, but also as a starting point for public education efforts concerning oral health.
The messages in this document represent the input of Policy Center partners as well as many individuals and organizations in and outside of the dental community. In addition, it has bee endorsed by the following organizations: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, Children’s Dental Health Project, Maryland Office of Oral Health, Michigan Oral Health Coalition, National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, Oral Health America, Oral Health Kansas, Virginia Oral Health Coalition.
Download: Key Oral Health Messages