Category: Research

Social Isolation – Part 4: How to solve a problem like social isolation

By Kenzie Ferguson This is the last installment of a four-part series where we will dive into the topic of social isolation as a determinant of health and its relationship to oral health. Over the past three weeks, we have explored social isolation as it relates to oral health and well-being. We’ve highlighted the many […]

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Social Isolation – Part 3: The connection between social isolation and oral health

By Kenzie Ferguson This post is the third of a four-part series where we will dive into the topic of social isolation as a determinant of health and its relationship to oral health. In previous posts, we touched on what social isolation is and its relationship to health. Now, we want to examine some of […]

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Social Isolation – Part 2: Social isolation acts as a “fertilizer” for other health problems

By Kenzie Ferguson This post is the second in a four-part series where we will dive into the topic of social isolation as a determinant of health and its connection to oral health. As covered in Part 1 of the series, social isolation is the absence of contact and support from friends, family or community. […]

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Social Isolation – Part 1: Understanding social isolation

By Kenzie Ferguson This post is the first of a four-part series where we will dive into the topic of social isolation as a determinant of health. Humans are social creatures. As a species, we rely on cooperation and community to survive and thrive. As a result, our society is built around finding places and […]

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