Event Recap—Teeth: A Conversation About Oral Health in America

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May 15, 2018


Kari M. Bruffett

Keynote speaker Mary Otto, journalist and the author of Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America, signs books after the event.

Dentistry emerged as a distinct profession more than 175 years ago in the United States, set apart from other fields of medicine. On April 27, 2018, in partnership with Oral Health Kansas and Kansas Oral Health Connections, the Kansas Health Institute hosted an educational session about the implications of that history on the current state of oral health policy in Kansas and the nation.

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