Dean’s Speaker Series featuring Mary Otto, Journalist and Author of “Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America”
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, Dorfman Hall Room 113
155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Dean Nader A. Nadershahi invites the school community to hear insights from acclaimed journalist Mary Otto, author of the book Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.
This event is open to all Pacific students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as members of Bay Area dental societies, and other invited guests.
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About the Speaker
Mary Otto is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist who began writing about oral health at The Washington Post, where she covered social issues, including health care and poverty. In 2007, she wrote about 12-year-old Deamonte Driver, a Maryland child covered by Medicaid who died after bacteria from a dental infection spread to his brain. The death of the boy spurred congressional hearings, a revamping of Maryland’s Medicaid dental system and increased attention to oral health access for Medicaid children nationwide. After leaving the Post in 2008, Otto spent an academic year studying oral health at Harvard as a Knight Science Journalism Fellow. She now works as an independent journalist and oral health topic leader for the Association of Health Care Journalists. She is the author of the book Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality and the Struggle for Oral Health In America.
Initiated by Dr. Nader A. Nadershahi, dean of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, the Dean's Speaker Series serves as a platform to explore issues and new ideas about the future of oral healthcare and bring outside perspectives to the Dugoni School community. The series is led by Dr. Debra Woo, a faculty member at the Dugoni School.