The conference agenda included an overview of relevant scientific literature and identification of evidence-based recommendations and strategies that could be employed by oral health professionals and organizations; findings from national surveys of dentists and dental hygienists about their knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to childhood obesity; and structured sessions for attendees to inform childhood-obesity-prevention strategies. The participation of key leaders and organizations in the national conference was critical to informing future directions.
View the conference program. Papers will be published in an upcoming supplement to the Journal of Public Health Dentistry.
Preventing Dental Caries and Obesity in Children News is a monthly e-newsletter that was created after the conference to announce news and resources and connect the oral health and obesity-prevention communities. We welcome your submissions. If you have information to share about your work or resources to share with others, please contact us. Archive issues Project press releases
The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the American Dental Hygienists' Association, and the Santa Fe Group were funded to organize this collaborative effort by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.