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Oral Health Equity Cannot Be Achieved Without Racial Equity

A dentist holds a mold of a mouth, with teeth, and inspects using a mirror tool.

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a Health Affairs Forefront series on Racism and Health, published in conjunction with the February issue of Health Affairs Journal. Read other posts in the series on the Racism and Health landing page. Over two decades ago, in 2000 the first Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health placed oral health at the forefront of national health priorities. Specifically, this report attributed racial oral health inequities to inadequate dental care access. In 2003, a national call to action centered on increasing […]

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