Oral health

World Congress 2015 ― Dental care and oral health for healthy longevity in an aging society

The Japan Dental Association is working with the World Health Organization (WHO) to build and organize the scientific program of the “Word Congress 2015 ― Dental care and oral health for healthy longevity in an aging society” to be held in Tokyo, 13-15 March 2015.

Scientific experiences from the conference will provide decision-makers and public health authorities with evidence-based health policy in the field of oral health for elderly population.

The Global Oral Cancer Forum

Spring 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.


The objectives of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme

The objectives of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme, one of the technical programmes within the Department of Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases (PND) have been reoriented according to the new strategy of disease prevention and promotion of health. Greater emphasis is put on developing global policies in oral health promotion and oral disease prevention, coordinated more effectively with other priority programmes of PND and other clusters and with external partners

Strategies for oral disease prevention and health promotion

The latter part of the twentieth century saw a transformation in both general health and oral health unmatched in history. Yet, despite the remarkable achievements in recent decades, millions of people worldwide have been excluded from the benefits of socioeconomic development and the scientific advances that have improved health care and quality of life.

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