Former U.S. Surgeon General Advances Oral Health Debate
When he was surgeon general of the U.S., David Satcher, MD, PhD, issued the first surgeon general’s report on oral health in 2000. He has continued to show that oral health matters, as he is now championing the use of dental therapists as a way to reduce the prevalence of caries and provide oral healthcare to underserved populations.
In this exclusive interview with DrBicuspid.com, Dr. Satcher talks about the need to improve the oral health of all Americans, how the first surgeon general’s report on oral health came into being, the need for more outcomes research in dentistry, and why it’s not about dentists versus dental therapists. [Read more…]