ADEA Washington Update

Oral Health Check—There’s an App for That

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of a handful of federal agencies charged with the prevention, monitoring and eradication of disease throughout the nation. The CDC Division of Oral Health works to integrate oral heal programs into chronic diseases prevention efforts and medical care. With February being National Children’s Dental Health Month, the CDC has launched its latest attack on oral infection prevention with a new app for smartphones and tablets. The DentalCheck app is developed directly from the Infection Prevention Checklist for Dental Settings. The infection prevention coordinator and other faculty or staff trained in infection prevention are encouraged to use this app to assess the status of their administrative policies and practices.

ADEA advocates for full funding of the CDC and in particular for the Division of Oral Health within the Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion System. 

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