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Conversation with Mary Otto, author of Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America

05/24/2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017  6 pm

A conversation with author, Mary Otto about her new book Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America

RSVP: Jennifer Pelton  peltonj@publicjustice.org or (410) 400-6953

National Museum of Dentistry
31 S. Greene St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

We welcome journalist Mary Otto to discuss her new book, Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America. Otto is the oral health topic leader for the Association of Health Care Journalists. She began writing about oral health at the Washington Post where she covered the tragic story of Deamonte Driver, the Maryland boy whose death from a tooth infection launched a massive reform effort in Maryland. Otto’s book exposes for the first time the extent and meaning of America’s silent epidemic of oral disease. The evening will include a discussion about current efforts in Maryland and the nation to address the problem.

Guests will be invited to tour the museum for free from 5 – 6 pm.

Reception to follow. Books will be for sale.

Special thanks to event sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts

Co-hosted by:
Public Justice Center
Maryland Family Network
Healthcare for the Homeless
Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry
Maryland Dental Action Coalition
UMB American Student Dental Association