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Ten Years of Community Service: The Healthy Smiles Sealant Program

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM


James A. Lalumandier
, DDS, MPH
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Community Dentistry

1914 Lounge, Thwing Center

Click here to download a research and policy brief describing Dr. Lalumandier’s work.

Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children. While there have been improvements in other age groups, evidence suggests that the rate of tooth decay in young children is increasing, especially among preschool-aged children. Dr. Lalumandier is the founder of the Healthy Smiles Sealant Program, a joint initiative of the Saint Luke’s Foundation, the CWRU School of Dental Medicine, and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, which seeks to reduce disparities in oral health care for children in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District as well as educate dental students about the importance of community service. Dr. Lalumandier will present his work with the Healthy Smiles Sealant Program and discussants will talk about their experiences in the community as well as talk about the policy implications for improved oral health.

Discussants:

Mary Wachtel
Co-Chair, Oral Health Action Team and Public Policy Director
Voices for Ohio’s Children

Jane Saloka, RN
Nurse, Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Schubert Conversations on Children in Research, Policy, and Practice are monthly seminars featuring cutting-edge research by CWRU faculty, with corresponding commentary by local professionals. These events stimulate an ongoing dialogue about child-related research, policy, and practice among faculty, students, policy experts, advocates, and professionals from Northeast Ohio. A light lunch will be served. All are welcome.

Click here to view a short video on the Healthy Smiles Sealant Program.

For more information, contact the Schubert Center.