Pediatric Oral Healthcare in Tennessee and Mississippi, USA

authors:

avatar D Parks 1 , avatar M Shahbazi 2 , * , avatar Ch Arthur 3 , avatar G Gerri Cannon-Smith 4

MPH candidate, Jackson State University, MS, USA
Associate Professor of Public Health, Depart- ment of Behavioral and Environmental Health, Coordinator, DrPH, School of Health Sciences, College of Public Service, Jackson State University, MS, USA
Professor of Public Health, Department of Behavioral and Environmental Health, School of Health Sciences, College of Public Service, Jackson State University, MS, USA
Assistant Professor of Public Health, School of Health Sciences, College of Public Service, Jackson State University, MS, USA

how to cite: Parks D, Shahbazi M, Arthur C, Gerri Cannon-Smith G. Pediatric Oral Healthcare in Tennessee and Mississippi, USA. Shiraz E-Med J.8(3): 98-109.

Abstract

Children in the U.S. suffer from high rates of cavities, dental caries, and other childhood oral diseases. Pediatric oral healthcare in the United States is a very important issue; however, despite funding for pediatric oral healthcare from federal, state, and private organizations it remains an often neglected issue. Expanded preventive care services, strengthened relationships between policymakers, dental care providers and public health professionals are needed to improve the oral healthcare delivery for children.

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