Which oral health experts are most trusted?

In an effort to help you determine which oral health professionals are most trustworthy, we surveyed a group of oral health industry professionals and researchers who have studied the oral health profession for years.

These experts, who include the CEO of the Oral Health Foundation, an independent group that supports and promotes oral health, and the CEO and CEO of Oral Health Associates, an industry association, were also asked to provide an opinion on their personal and professional lives and attitudes about oral health.

This article is part of our “Who’s Who” series, which includes a look at some of the top health and personal issues affecting the oral industry.

For the full report, see the full article at Reuters Health. 


Dr. David J. Cohen, Director, Oral Health Association SOURCE: The Oral Health Associations, Oral Health Foundation press release 2016 February 12, 8:01pmET MEDIA ADVISORY: A new survey of oral healthcare professionals conducted by The Oral Health Assn.

(OHA) and the Oral Healthcare Foundation (OHF) finds that there is a broad agreement among the profession on the importance of the oral hygiene and nutrition (oHNS) practice and the importance and importance of maintaining oral hygiene practices. 

The survey found that the highest level of trust was found in the community-based oral health clinics and public health agencies, while the lowest level of confidence was found among the private and government sector professionals who work in these fields. 

“This survey has confirmed what we have long suspected: that people are in agreement that the oral healthcare profession is not only a valuable part of their profession but a powerful asset to their communities,” said Dr. David Cohen, executive director of the OHA and the OHF. 


Mary Ann Marotta, Vice President, Oral Healthcare Association REPORTER: Dr Marotta  The oral health association is an independent organization representing all of the major stakeholders in the oral care and nutrition industry. 

Marotta, who joined the association in 2015, has been in the profession for nearly 35 years and has served on the Board of Directors of the American College of Oral Surgeons since 1997. 

She is also a former President of the National Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. 


Cecilia Pizzolato, Chief Executive Officer, Oral Care Products Association SUBJECT: “How to be a professional” (full article) SOURCE:(www.nbcnews.com/news/health/healthcare/dental-health-profession-how-to-be-a-professional-34141201) MEDIAN: 5. 

Linda H. Farr, CEO, Oralcare Products Association  SOURCE The American Dental Association (ADA), ADA press release  2016  February 11, 11:29amET SOURCE:”How to Be a Professional” SOURCE  “What’s Your Dentistry Story?” 

(www.dentistry-history.com) The ADA is the largest dental association in the United States, with more than 2,200 members.

Its mission is to advance dental education and practice for the general public through the advancement of dental education, clinical practice and public service. 


Robert M. Stutzman, Executive Vice President, The American Densational Association  REPORTER : “The American Dentistry Association (ADA) has worked to provide a pathway to citizenship for all Americans through our membership in the ADA. 

ADA has made significant investments in the health and well-being of our members, who have earned our highest level recognition as members of the profession. 

In order to ensure that ADA members are treated with respect, we have developed an ADA Code of Ethics that outlines the role and responsibilities of the ADA board members and our professional staff. 

To be part of the ADA is to be an active part of its success, and to work with its members to make sure that they are treated well and to be treated as equals. 

This code of ethics will guide the way we communicate to our members and the community, and it will ensure that all ADAs members and stakeholders are treated fairly and with respect.” 

5 Marianna G. Zaccaria, Chair, American Academy of Oral Physicians SOURCE : The AMA, The American Association of Osteopathic Physicians press release 2017 March 4, 7:28pmET, SOURCE(www) MAMA, the American Medical Association press release 2017  March 11,  6:54pmET

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