Penn Dental Medicine
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Registration Fee: Free; Registration is required for CE credit.
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CE Credits: 1.0 lecture credits
Presentation of key data elements impacting Oral Health in the United States and how these statistics are helping to inform the development of the next Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health. Surgeon General reports are comprehensive scientific review documents prepared by experts on behalf of the Surgeon General. They are often landmark publications that identify and shape the science and culture of our public health.
Bruce A. Dye, DDS, MPH
Scientific Editor and Project Co-Director
The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Dr. Bruce Dye is a Dental Epidemiologist and Director of the Health Informatics and Dental Public Health Fellowship at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). His work has focused on the epidemiology of dental diseases and related conditions, oral health research methodology, and public health informatics. He has collaborated on several studies and survey operations both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Dye graduated from the Ohio State University with a DDS degree, earned a master’s in public health from the University of Michigan, epidemiology training at Johns Hopkins University, and DPH residency at NIDCR. He began his career in the US Public Health Service working in Indian Health Service clinics and hospitals in South Dakota and Michigan as a clinical dentist and program director. Later, he worked at the National Center for Health Statistics (a Center within the CDC) as the dental epidemiology officer for the National Health and Nutrition and Examination Survey (NHANES). He has served on several national or inter-agency work groups; committees, and editorial Boards; and is an active diplomate on the American Board of Dental Public Health.
He has published more than 80 scientific articles and chapters and is currently co-editing a revised and updated 7th edition of Burt & Eklund’s well-known textbook: Dentistry, Dental Practice and the Community. Dr. Dye has received awards for scientific excellence, including those from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the American Academy of Periodontology.
Currently, he is co-leading with Dr. Judith Albino on the development of the next Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health.
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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credits.