On May 29, Dr. Robert Bagramian delivered a public lecture on “The Global Increase in Dental Caries. A Pending Public Health Crisis” within the Public Health Seminar Series organized by the College of Health Sciences (CHS) at the American University of Armenia. Dr. Bagramian stated that the recent dramatic increases in dental caries are occurring world wide. Dr. Bagramian presented dental caries data showing high rates of decay from many countries including the US, Far East, South America and especially Armenia. Dr. Bagramian discussed this important public health problem with the AUA faculty, students, alumni, representatives of a wider health community and other guests.
Professor Bagramian said, “the dental profession and govenments need to address the preventive aspects of oral health and refocus on dental public health to solve these problems.”
Dr. Bagramian is the Dean of the College of Health Sciences at the American University of Armenia and a professor at the University of Michigan . Since 1970, Dr. Bagramian served in a variety of positions including the Chair of Community Dentistry at the University of Michigan . He has been a visiting professor at Universities of Bern, Malaysia, Singapore , Taiwan , California and South Carolina and a consultant to the World Health Organization and the FDI. He has published over 100 papers, abstracts and book chapters. He was recently honored at the 35 anniversary as founder of the dental department of the Changhua Christian Hospital , Taiwan.