The Oral Health Conference 2014 was held Friday September 12, 2014 at Auburn University Montgomery and featured Claude Earl Fox, M.D. as the guest speaker.
Poor oral health, like other chronic health conditions, is a problem for the River Region, and the need for care is great. The root causes of poor oral health are debatable, as are the potential solutions.
The financial and social causes were addressed by the panel of experts.
Oral health, or the lack of it, is a community issue, said Dr. Earl Fox. Children with poor oral health are three times more likely to miss school, and in adults, problems in the mouth exacerbate other health issues such as diabetes, in addition to causing lost productivity at work, Fox said. Read More