Oral Health and its Link to Systemic, Economic, and Public Health - Part 2

Meeting Dates: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Meeting Time and Location: 



Dental Care Prevents Chronic Disease and Saves Money!

Live Webinar - January 11, 2023 from 12-1 PM EST (Registration closes at 8 AM EST on Jan. 11th.)

PLEASE NOTE: No CE is available in this free course but a certificate of completion is available upon completion of requirements.

There has been a significant amount of publications over the past two decades about the oral health-systemic health connection. These papers demonstrate a clear cost savings to insurers who hold both medical and dental insurance on beneficiaries. Many have indicated better health outcomes and even longer lifespan when individuals have access to dental care. Most authors conclude there is an association between oral health and systemic health but only a few authors have suggested there is a causal link. This series will present the economic and health benefits of dental care on systemic health. This second session will discuss the associations between oral health and economic health. 

Watch part 1 here.


Public health, oral health, and healthcare professionals in all settings, including governmental public health, non-profits, health systems, etc. 

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the connection between oral health and systemic health
  • Recognize the economic benefits of dental care on the health care system
  • Discuss better health outcomes and longer lifespan when individuals have access to dental care

Scott Tomar, DMD, DrPH, Professor and Associate Dean for Prevention and Public Sciences, University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry

Moderated by:
David Maywhoor, Managing Director, National Coalition of Dentists for Health Equity