Periodontal Medicine: Health Policy Implications - Organised by the
Sunstar Foundation for Oral Health Promotion
- On December 5 & 6, 2002, the Sunstar Foundation for
Oral Health Promotion will convene the first Coordination Meeting on
Oral Health and Systemic Health in Geneva, Switzerland.
The meeting will bring together leading medical experts and
experts in the field of oral health, the World Health Organization,
and international dental and medical organizations, to discuss the
factors influencing the oral health / overall health paradigm at a
global level, and explore possible future scenarios.
The latest research results showing the relationship between oral
health and diabetes will be presented by Dr R. J. Genco of the State
University of New York at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY, USA) and Dr G. L.
King of the Joslin Diabetes Center (Boston, MA, USA). Dr S.
Offenbacher of the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC,
USA) and Dr M. K. Jeffcoat of the University of Alabama at Birmingham
(Birmingham, AL, USA) will present the latest research on the links
between oral health and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Following a review of the relationship between periodontal disease
and other systemic conditions including osteoporosis, cardiovascular
disease, and risk factors like diet and smoking, discussions will be
held among experts from the World Health Organization and
non-governmental organizations, on ways to establish future
international cooperation in the field of oral health-systemic
health, involving the global dental and medical communities, to build
effective partnerships and action programs.
Name of the meeting: The Coordination Meeting on Oral Health and
Dates: December 5 (Thu) and 6 (Fri), 2002
Place: Geneva, Switzerland
Organizers: The Sunstar Foundation for Oral Health
Sponsors: Sunstar Inc. and the John O. Butler Company
The Sunstar Foundation for Oral Health Promotion is a non-profit
organization established in 1977 by the President of Sunstar Inc., Mr
Hiroo Kaneda, who said that "Health and happiness in body and mind is
directly related to your oral health. We all wish to keep our teeth
throughout our lifetime. The mission of the Sunstar Foundation for
Oral Health Promotion is, therefore, to help to achieve this by
providing such medical assistance as dental treatments and
preventative care while encouraging oral education and research. The
Foundation supports those in particular need - older people, the
seriously ill and children, and focuses its attention on making
everyone's life happier and brighter with healthier, stronger teeth
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