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Oral Health Literacy: How Diseases of the Mouth Affect Overall Health (HLOL #229)

by | Nov 1, 2022

Alice Horowitz, RDH, MA, PhD, is a Research Professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health at University of Maryland’s School of Public Health in College Park. She was instrumental in initiating the need to address health literacy in dentistry. Dr. Horowitz’s ongoing advocacy, research, and teaching have helped professionals of all disciplines take needed action. She has deservedly received awards for her work in dental public health.

In this podcast, Dr. Alice Horowitz talks with Helen Osborne about:

  • Oral health literacy. What that term means, why it’s important.
  • Oral health and overall health. How one affects the other. Why this vital connection is not always considered.
  • Strategies and tips to help improve oral health and overall health.

More ways to learn:

Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Third Edition, by Helen Osborne. The chapter “Community Connections” is especially relevant to this podcast.

Read a transcript of this podcast.

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