Tooth decay remains the most common chronic disease of childhood and the most common cause of day surgeries in Canada. Children with untreated tooth decay can suffer from malnutrition, poor growth, and a reduced oral health related quality of life. Recent evidence suggests that children with FASD may be at a higher risk for dental caries and have greater overall treatment needs. We know that oral health is an integral component of our overall health and well-being, however, oral health care has long been separated from the general health care system and access to dental care remains a challenge.
In this webinar, we will review the oral health – systemic health connection, the oral health status and barriers to care for children with FASD, and innovations in public health dentistry that focus on an interdisciplinary approach to prevention of dental disease.
Marlene DrayPhone:306-651-4306Email: email@example.com
Dr. Keith DaSilvaAbout:
Dr. Da Silva is a clinician and researcher in the disciplines of pediatric dentistry and dental public health. In addition to his role as an assistant professor, Dr. Da Silva is also working on his PhD in public policy where his research will focus on oral health policy and health economics. He received his dental degree from the College of Dental Medicine at Columbia University; his pediatric dentistry training from the New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center; and his master’s degree in dental public health from the