This page is dedicated to bringing you the latest dental and oral health information from the National Institute of Health (NIH). Part of NIH’s mission is to disseminate up-to-date, accurate, and timely health information. The following information is provided to help keep our members informed as well. NIH is the nation’s medical research agency—supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health. NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. Learn more about NIH here.