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Alexandria, Va., USA – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is pleased to announce its acceptance as a Full Member of the NCD Alliance, to better articulate the case for the inclusion of oral health in the fight against noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). IADR sought to join the NCD Alliance because oral diseases are one of the world’s most prevalent NCDs, resulting in considerable health and economic burdens to populations, and do share common risk factors (unhealthy diets high in free sugars, use of tobacco, and harmful consumption of alcohol) with the four main NCDs (cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancer and diabetes).
If you missed the AADR Oral Health Effects of Tobacco Products: Science and Regulatory Policy meeting, September 14, 2018 in Bethesda, Md., USA, you may now access a recording of the entire meeting in the IADR CE On Demand library. The AADR Oral Health Effects of Tobacco Products meeting brought together experts to discuss research on the suite of tobacco products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, including smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes, and their impacts on the oral microbiome, oral epithelium, dental caries and carcinogenesis, among other topics. Experts and attendees also identified research needs to help guide regulatory policy.
A maximum of 6.5 continuing education hours are available from this meeting.
Rena N. D’Souza, Ph.D., M.S., D.D.S., B.D.S. is the 2018-19 IADR President and served as AADR President from 2012-13. D’Souza is currently the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs and Education and Professor of Dental Sciences, Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy and Professor of Pathology at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City. She also holds adjunct professorial appointments as Medical Faculty in the Department of Restorative Dentistry Endodontics and Periodontics at the University of Regensburg, Germany, in the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University, Houston, Texas, in the Department of Molecular Biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.