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Interview: Improving oral health through portable and mobile dentistry

By Iveta Ramonaite, DTI
August 27, 2019

In 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Action for Dental Health Act of 2017. The bill was intended to address the dental health crisis in the U.S. and to increase access to oral health care. Dental Tribune International (DTI) spoke with Dr. Romesh Nalliah, an associate professor and Director of Pre-Doctoral Clinical Education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Dr. Shailee Gupta, a clinical director at the St. David’s Foundation in Austin, Texas. In their recent study, the researchers examined how portable and mobile dentistry (PMD) could help reach the vulnerable. They shared their findings with DTI.

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