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Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.
Source : Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd., Issue Issue 3, p.Vol. 17 (2019)
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Dentistry
Department : Public Health Dentistry
Year : 2019
Abstract : To tackle the combined burden of oral diseases and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), a comprehensive and integrated approach by focusing on common modifiable risk factors and social determinants is of importance. Experts from the field of dental public health and public health deliberated on finding common grounds for linking oral health and NCDs during theFirst Amrita International Public Health Conference 2018, Kochi. A symposium on oral health - a public health problem, panel discussion on NCD and oral health and a key note lecture on Universal Oral Health Coverage were conducted as a part of the conference. The following are the highlights of the scientific deliberations held during the conference. Continuing surveillance of levels and patterns of various oral diseases is required for planning and evaluating community-based health promotion. Unfortunately, India has only a single nation-wide oral health survey to date. Therefore, integration of oral health with NCDs prevention program will be successful only if surveillance of oral disease is also concurrently done. Persistent and consequential oral health inequities exist...
Cite this Research Publication : J. Joseph, Y Kumar, S., Kumar, V. S., Vineetha Karuveettil, Padamadan, H. Joseph, Malliga, V., and Dr. R. Venkitachalam, “Curbing oral disease burden in India: Recommendations for integrating dentistry into public Health”, Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry, no. Issue 3, p. Vol. 17, 2019.