ADHA Supports Upcoming Update To Surgeon General’s Report On Oral Health


The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) applauds the federal agencies that will be involved in updating the Surgeon General’s Report on oral health. This update will document progress in oral health over the last 20 years and create a vision for the future.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced the update on 27th July and is working alongside several federal agencies to commission this Surgeon General’s Report.

The original Surgeon General’s Report on oral health was first released in 2000 and evaluated the link between oral health and overall well-being. The updated report will further assess how poor oral health affects physical and economic well-being and how oral health care is often treated as a supplemental benefit, among many other oral health care concerns.

ADHA commends these efforts to update the nation on key issues in oral health and will continue to support the updated report as it is developed.