Video: Oral health and the social determinants of health
31 August 2016 -- As found in general health, a consistent stepwise social gradient exists for oral diseases – oral health is steadily worse as one moves down the social hierarchy. This social gradient in oral disease is a universal phenomenon found across the life course affecting different oral diseases and different populations around the world. Action to combat oral health inequalities needs to address the underlying causes of this problem – the social determinants.
4-5 March 2016 -- The Global Oral Cancer Forum is an international assembly of passionate professionals focused on building awareness of gaps and innovations in prevention, patient care, technology, and services across the oral cancer continuum by facilitating partnerships that transcend cultural and economic diversity.
5-6 November 2015 -- A two-day technical meeting on Oral Health took place at WHO Headquarters with representatives from the WHO Collaborating Centres. The meeting focused on integrating oral health into NCD prevention and engaging with HQ activities.Representatives from the African and American regions discussed the strategies and activities for oral health in the regional offices, and representatives from the various collaborating centres presented their WHO oral health activities.
2 April 2015 -- At the end of World Congress 2015, the Tokyo Declaration on Dental care and oral health for healthy longevity was adopted to call upon health policy-makers and professionals to significantly reduce the global disease burden, promote greater equity, and integrate oral health promotion into the NCD prevention and control and development agenda.
Oral Health Databases
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- Basic methods for assessment of renal fluoride excretion in community prevention programmes for oral health
- Oral health surveys: basic methods - 5th edition