‘The Future of Oral Health’ explores impact of oral disease on whole body

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‘The Future of Oral Health’ explores impact of oral disease on whole body

‘The Future of Oral Health’ is a new custom collaboration between Scientific American Custom Media and Colgate-Palmolive Company. (Photo: Scientific American)
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Thu. 10 November 2016


NEW YORK, N.Y., USA: The impact of oral disease on whole-body health and the changes to the practice of dentistry worldwide are the subjects of “The Future of Oral Heath,” a new publication produced by Scientific American Custom Media, in collaboration with Colgate-Palmolive Company. The issue launched Oct. 21 at the American Dental Association’s Annual Meeting in Denver during a panel discussion moderated by Jeremy Abbate, vice president and publisher of Scientific American and the publishing director of “The Future of Oral Heath.”

Panelists for the discussion, which was titled “The Evolving Landscape of Global Oral Health, Its Prevention and Treatment,” included Michael C. Alfano, DMD, PhD; Caswell A. Evans, DDS, MPH; Sharon Guynup; Thomas E. Van Dyke, DDS, PhD, Dipl. ABP (Periodontology) and Marko Vujicic, PhD.

The publication explores science, policy and new delivery models to better understand the current and future state of the multifaceted oral health field. Within the issue are updates on:

  • The oral health of a growing elderly population; global health issue of caries and periodontal diseases and the latest industry developments helping to improve access and cost-of-care in these areas.
  • The state of the science linking oral health and other areas of medicine and changes in the relationships between the dental and medical communities as they slowly de-silo and integrate to deliver better care and greater access for patients.
  • New tools being employed in diagnostics, biotechnology, and digital health that are advancing care, along with a special look at how dentistry and oral health will be managed in the future.
  • Philosophies and technologies that have fueled industry changes and ways in which global demographics are mandating more accommodating, on-demand approaches to dentistry that reduce cost and bring care to hard-to-reach populations.

“We are thrilled to be working with Colgate to bring these important issues to an international audience,” Abbate said, in a press release. “Examining oral health through the lens of global health, access to care, and future technology is a relevant conversation, not just for dentistry, but for the larger allied health space.”

Pat Verduin, Colgate’s chief technology officer, said: “Solutions in oral health must address evolving patient needs, changing global demographics, and the ever-advancing innovation landscape that will affect delivery methods and models of care. We are very proud to be a part of this multifaceted conversation.”

“Scientific American’s The Future of Oral Health: Global Challenges, Advances, and New Technologies” is available for free online, at www.scientificamerican.com/products/the-future-of-oral-health/.

About Scientific American Custom Media

Scientific American’s Custom Media Division operates as a separate and distinct unit from its Editorial department. Leveraging the highest standards embodied by its brand, Scientific American Custom Media develops events, content, and special projects in partnership with corporations, government institutions and other organizations.

About Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Ideal Balance. For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at www.colgatepalmolive.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures oral health education program, please visit www.colgatebsbf.com.

About Springer Nature

Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Springer Nature is the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s most influential journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media.

(Source: Colgate Oral Health Network)

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