Wednesday, October 15th is the second annual Blog Action Day. This event aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters to post about the same issue on the same day with the goal of raising awareness, triggering global discussion, and making a difference.
This year’s theme is POVERTY.
Blog Action Day calls for all bloggers to examine the issue of poverty from their own unique viewpoints and perspectives.
Poverty has long been a concern for Eastman dentistry. In 1916, George Eastman established the Rochester Dental Dispensary so that indigent children could receive preventive dental care. Today we offer a variety of services to the impoverished through our Community Dentistry and SMILEmobile programs. Moreover, we look forward to increasing access to Rochester’s underserved residents with the help of our recent HEAL NY grant award.
For more information on oral health and poverty, check out these resources:
- Latest articles indexed in PubMed
- American Association for Community Dental Programs : supports the efforts of those interested in serving the oral health needs of vulnerable populations at the community level
- National Network for Oral Health Access: committed to improving the overall health of the country’s underserved through increased access to oral health services
- American Dental Association: Access to Oral Health Care