Pew Research Report on Dental Sealant Programs

Pew Research Report on Dental Sealant Programs

The Pew Charitable Trusts are often quoted and mentioned in my newsletters as sources of excellent survey data and reports on topics of interest. Recently, Pew published a report on the state of dental sealants throughout the U.S. Many states are pushing in-school programs with dental sealants placed by hygienists.  With as many variations on the programs as there are states, Pew’s in-depth report is a good starting point for any dentists or orthodontists who have an interest in public policy and oral health care.

Whether you agree with organizations like Pew and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation or not, the fact remains that if you want to be an informed party at the table of public policy as it relates to the dental profession, it’s important to see all points of view.  Take a look at the recent report from Pew, review how your state is doing in their eyes and decide what you can do to help in your own area.

http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/reports/2015/04/states-stalled-on-dental-sealant-programs

Worked at Burleson Orthodontics. Attended University of Missouri–Kansas City. Lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

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