Oral Health and the Life Course

This webinar, part of the LCRN’s series based on the Handbook of Life Course Health Development, features Jim Crall, DDS, ScD.


Dr. Crall directs the HRSA/MCHB Leadership Training in Pediatric Dentistry Program. He served as Director of the HRSA/MCHB National Oral Health Policy Center from 2000-2008, was Project Director for the AAPD Head Start Dental Home Initiative from 2007-2010, and has been Child Advocate for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry since 1995. He has authored or co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts and nearly 40 chapters, technical briefs, and commissioned works (including the CMS Guide to Children’s Dental Care in Medicaid).


Dr. Crall has served on numerous national panels including: Dental Quality Alliance Executive Committee and Measures Development Committee; AHRQ NAC Subcommittee on Child Health Quality Measures for Medicaid and CHIP; DHHS Advisory Committee for Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry: RWJF State Action for Oral Health Access Program: Pew Health Professions Commission Dental Advisory Panel: RWJF/California Endowment Dental Pipeline Project National Evaluation Team: HCFA/NCQA Pediatric Oral Health Performance Measures Expert Panel (Chair): National Governors Association Oral Health Policy Academy: U.S. Surgeon General’s Workshop/Conference on Children and Oral Health Committee: HRSA Dental Health Professions Shortage Area Advisory Group: Milbank Memorial Fund/Reforming States Group Pediatric Oral Health Workgroup.


Dr. Crall was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Dental Health Services Research Scholar at Harvard from 1984-86 and subsequently obtained master’s and doctoral degrees in Health Policy and Management from the HHarvard School of Public Health. In 1997, he was appointed as the first Dental Scholar-in-Residence at the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR, now AHRQ). His graduate degrees are from the University of Iowa (DDS, MS) and Harvard School of Public Health (ScD).


Slides available here


Audio available here