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Promoting Oral Health Equity Across the Lifespan

October 11, 2022 : 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Lifespan Community Health Ambassadors

Presented by
Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, DDS, MPH, Dental Director, Oral Health Program, Rhode Island Department of Health and Dental Director, Medicaid Program, Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Oral health is integral to both quality of life and as increasingly realized, systemic health. Yet all Rhode Islanders do not have similar access to good oral health nor demonstrate equivalent outcomes. This presentation will review relevant oral health data, identify disparities, and discuss current and potential initiatives to promote oral health equity. All are welcome.

To register contact jnessett@lifespan.org


  • Discuss relationships between oral health and systemic health and quality of life
  • Review Rhode Island data
  • Identify disparities in access to care and oral health outcomes
  • Suggest strategies to improve oral health of Rhode Islanders across the lifespan

Location: This lecture will be provided through Zoom. The link and sign in information will be provided prior to the lecture.

1 hour of continuing education credit to attendees