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Preventive Dental Care Associated with Fewer ED, Hospital Visits
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World Health Organization Releases New Declaration After Global Conference on Primary Health Care
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On October 25 and 26, the World Health Organization held a summit in Kazakhstan that included many Heads of State and resulted in the release of the Declaration of Astana, which has redefined primary health care and extended Alma-Ata. Dentistry now fits within this new definition, which will embolden oral health professionals in the cause for greater integration of oral health and medicine. 

Accelterating global progress on oral health
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On September 28, many of the world’s leading policy experts gathered for a United Nations side meeting on oral health and medicine. The meeting was conducted by the New York University College of Dentistry and its World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center, together with the NYU College of Global Public Health. Drs. Brittany Seymour, Steffany Chamut Villarreal, and Donna Hackley from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine attended the event on behalf of HSDM and the Office of Global and Community Health.

Director-General brings ambitious agenda for change to World Health Assembly
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Ophelia Dahl’s national health service
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