Monday, October 31, 2005

HPH NOW, May 3, 2002, MPH Student Woods Uses Military Data to Investigate Oral Health Disparities: "'I thought ‘We dentists have been so successful in preventing caries (cavities) that we’ve done ourselves out of a job’,' said Woods.

Then he started working in the predominantly minority area of Codman Square in Dorchester, MA, finding notable numbers of young children with major dental problems. Some had teeth rotted to the gum, he said. Others had life-threatening abscesses that required hospitalization."