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ADA meets with U.S. Surgeon General

October 15, 2018

By Jennifer Garvin

ADA meets with U.S. Surgeon General

Thank you: ADA President Joseph P. Crowley, left, and President-elect Jeffrey Cole, right, pose with U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., following their Oct. 9 meeting in Washington.

Washington — ADA President Joseph P. Crowley and President-elect Jeffrey Cole met with U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., Oct. 9 to discuss the state of oral health in the U.S.

During their meeting with the surgeon general, the ADA leaders and staff discussed the forthcoming update to the Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health, announced July 31. The report documents the progress in oral health since 2000 and articulates a vision for the future.

“I am excited to see the progress that has been made since the last Surgeon General’s report,” said Dr. Crowley. “There’s no question that challenges remain, and the ADA is well positioned to lead interdisciplinary efforts to meet them.”

They also thanked Dr. Adams for issuing an update on the opioid crisis, Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids. It is the latest assembly of information and resources to help prevent opioid-related deaths and promote recovery from addiction