CDE: Integrative Global Oral Health Lecture Series ft. Richard Watt

Jun, 2021
05:30 PM-07:00 PM

Presented virtually via Zoom Webinar

Time: 5:30-7:00 pm EST; This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 5:30 pm via Zoom Webinar.
Registration: FREE; Registration is still required.
CE Credits: 1.5 lecture credits
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Time for Action on Global Oral Health

Course Description

This lecture will provide an online of the key challenges in Global Oral Health relevant to the launch of the newly established Center for Integrative Global Oral Health. Dr Watt will highlight the global public health importance of oral diseases and the stark oral health inequalities that exist between and within countries. He will stress the need for integrated upstream policy action to tackle oral diseases.

Learning Objectives

Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • The global public health importance of oral diseases and the stark inequalities that exist both between and within countries.
  • The limitations of implementing solely clinical preventive interventions in promoting population oral health and in tackling oral health inequalities.
  • The importance of implementing a range of upstream, midstream and downstream interventions to promote population oral health and reduce oral health inequalities.

Dr. Richard Watt is a Professor in Dental Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL. He is the Director of the WHO, Collaborating Centre on Oral Health Inequalities and Public Health and is also Director of Research for Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust. He graduated from University of Edinburgh Dental School in 1984 and then completed a MSc and PhD in Dental Public Health at UCL.

His main research interests focus on social determinants of health inequalities and the development and evaluation of community-based health improvement interventions. He is currently the co-chair of the Lancet Commission on Oral Health and is a NIHR Senior Investigator. He has published more than 317 publications and secured £15 million in research income from NIHR, MRC, ESRC and NIDCR. In 2014 he received the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Behavioural, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research and in 2020 the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Global Oral Health Research.