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What is Oral Health?

WHAT IS ORAL HEALTH?  Oral health is a state of being free from chronic mouth and facial pain, oral and throat cancer, oral sores, birth defects such as cleft lip and palate, periodontal (gum) disease, tooth decay and tooth loss, and other diseases and disorders that affect the oral cavity. Risk factors for oral diseases […]

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Strategies and approaches in oral disease prevention and health promotion

Strategies and approaches in oral disease prevention and health promotion Oral health within WHO strategic directions 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 […]

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The objectives of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme (ORH)

The objectives of the WHO Global Oral Health Programme (ORH) Noncommunicable chronic diseases, which continue to dominate in lower-middle and upper income countries, are becoming increasingly prevalent in many of the poorest developing countries. They create a double burden on top of the infectious diseases that continue to afflict these countries. The objectives of the […]

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