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Connecting Systemic Diseases and Oral Health of Children: Accessible Information to Help Families Understand the Relationship

The goal of this project is to develop accurate health information concerning the effects of systemic diseases on the oral health of children and/or how the oral health of a child can affect the prognosis of a systemic disease, and to make this information available to families in a user-friendly format. Having this information will encourage parents to seek dental care for their children with systemic diseases. Dental health professionals will create this information, written at an appropriate level for a consumer, and build a dynamic website devoted to providing such information. The web site generated by this project will be submitted to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, centers for Interprofessional Education, regional Children’s Hospitals, MEDLINEPlus.gov, Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce, and HealthReach for consideration of inclusion in their consumer health resources.

Identify roles of participants this project will serve: 
Educator, K-12
Health care provider
Library or information professional
Student, college & post-grad
Student, K-12
Project Lead:
Julie Schiavo
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May 1, 2018 to Apr 30, 2019
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