Why Mouth Microbes Matter
By Dr. Deidre Callanan, Public Health Policy and Community Engagement, University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine Scientists have isolated more than 10,000 human microbial species, over 8 million unique microbial genes. These tiny critters, or microbes, thousands of them, Read More
Whats OHCO Up To?
While we keep the community updated on a regular basis, we would like to take a step back for those that are new to OHCO: What do we do? Ensuring health equity is a major focus for OHCO. The partnerships Read More
The National Picture
Oral disease continues to be ubiquitous in many populations across the U.S.; in fact, globally. The most recent estimate is 3.5 billion (with a b) people worldwide are affected by the burden of untreated dental caries, severe periodontitis, and edentulism. Read More
Promoting Health Equity by Expanding a Network of Sustainable School-linked Oral Health Programs
An Oral Health Initiative Ready for Implementation Implementation planning is both terrifying and exhilarating. Terrifying because we can never be completely sure that others will like, accept and use the product of our work. What if weve missed something really Read More
Why Oral Health Matters
The good old days werent so good when it came to peoples oral health. I remember visiting my grandma when I was a young girl and every night she would take out her dentures and drop them in the cleaning Read More
State of Colorado Issues Proclamation Declaring February 2017 Childrens Dental Health Month
We are proud to announce that Governor Hickenlooper has issued a proclamation declaring February 2017 Childrens Dental Health Month. You can learn more about National Childrens Dental Health Month here.
Fluoride is not the Culprit in Flint
No one who has watched events unfold in Flint, Mich. can feel anything but deep frustration that a citys water supply became tainted and undrinkablelargely because of decisions that seem to have placed cost-cutting ahead of human health. Unfortunately, a Read More