New York University Center Focuses On Advancing Oral Health Policy
New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) has established a think tank designed to foster dialogue and leverage research to shape oral health policy.
New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) has established a think tank designed to foster dialogue and leverage research to shape oral health policy. The creation of the NYU Dentistry Center for Oral Health Policy and Management aligns with the university’s mission to develop the next generation of leaders in healthcare. Working toward its overall goal to create a national agenda for oral health policy that recognizes the importance of oral and systemic health, the center will tap NYU Dentistry’s resources and engage with local, national and international partners to create synergies related to oral health management.
Additionally, the center will use NYU Dentistry’s clinical information system to create what is described as an abundant database. The development of the Health Services Research Database from NYU Dentistry’s large and diverse patient population will provide a resource for research into social determinants of health, treatment outcomes, and general health and dental diagnoses. Evidence from projects generated by the center is expected to inform local, national and international efforts to develop policy recommendations aimed at improving oral health and access to care.
From Decisions in Dentistry. March 2021;7(3):9.