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Center for Integrative Global Oral Health

The Center for Integrative Global Oral Health unites health researchers, educators and practitioners at the University of Pennsylvania and beyond in seeking creative solutions to address unmet oral health needs related to the worldwide prevalence of caries, periodontal disease, oral cancer and craniofacial deformity which impacts more than 3.5 billion people annually.

Vision
Achieving health and well-being by optimizing oral health for all

Mission
Operating through a lens of equity, diversity, and inclusion to:

  • Develop and mentor leaders and researchers in oral and population health;
  • Develop and mentor leaders and researchers in health policy and advocacy;
  • Lead and implement advocacy to increase affordability, availability and accessibility for oral health regionally/nationally and globally;
  • Create and disseminate transdisciplinary globally generated evidence-informed guidelines and policies;
  • foster and coordinate a community of implementation research.

Educational resources and programs from the Center for Integrative Global Oral Health, including:

Penn Dental MedicineA selection of publications from Penn Dental Medicine faculty related to the work within the Center for Integrative Global Oral Health.

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Contact/Support

For further information on the Center for Integrative Global Oral Health, please contact pdm-cigoh@dental.upenn.edu.
To learn how to support CIGOH, contact Elizabeth Ketterlinus, Vice Dean of Institutional Advancement, ekett@upenn.edu.

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