Teeth, by Mary Otto

Teeth, The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America, by Mary Otto, The New Press, NY, 2017. In a matter –of-fact analysis of the delivery of dental care in America, Mary Otto presents the tapestry of how history, and social and economic factors are interwoven in today’s fabric of oral health. Her insight can be seen as a call to action for all those involved in oral health from dental educators, dentists, and other health professionals to legislators and insurance companies.

Retiring dentists represent enormous potential for addressing this problem and reduce the chronic disease that plagues millions of people in the US and throughout the world. Volunteering can be a very meaningful portion of retiring.

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