The report is the result of a 2009 request from the Health Resources and Services Administration for the IOM to assess the current U.S. Oral health care and recommend strategic actions for Department of Health and Human Services agencies. The IOM convened a committee of experts to explore how HHS could enhance its role as a leader in improving the oral health and oral health of the nation.. Of the projectl Health in America and the Call To Prioritize Oral Health Research – AADR welcomes IOM reportOn 8th April 2011 published by the Institute of Medicine report, Advancing Oral Health in America.
They recommend the development of resources for the research, specific to a more robust evidence base, oral health care, including, but not on oral health disparities and best practices in the oral health care and oral health behavior change is limited support. The IOM report also recommends HHS to integrate, standardize and promote public availability of oral health -related databases, and the creation and implementation of new, useful , and appropriate measures to ensure quality oral hygiene practices, cost and efficiency, and to promote oral health outcomes. The Committee took this recommendation with a call for HHS to prioritize research on oral health in times of limited resources. AADR welcomes the IOM report and its request for oral health research prioritizing in these austere times, said AADR President Jeffrey Ebersole. Continue reading Advancing Oral Health in America.