So, you think oral health doesn’t matter? Standardizing global oral health data
Standardized global oral health data are limited. Oral health data are rarely integrated into national disease surveillance, particularly in low-and middle-income countries. There is an urgent need to assess the true impact of oral diseases and develop strategies to abate them in order to improve health outcomes in a measurable way.
Oral diseases affect half of the world’s population (3.58 billion people), making them the most common noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) globally. Dental caries (tooth decay) in permanent teeth is the most prevalent oral disease, with an estimated 2.4 billion people affected.
However, despite their widespread nature, reliable, standardized global data are limited. Oral health data are rarely integrated into national disease surveillance, particularly in low-and middle-income countries. There is an urgent need to assess the true impact of oral diseases and develop strategies to abate them in order to improve health outcomes in a measurable way.
The Oral Health Observatory (OHO) was launched in 2014 to generate standardized data on oral health. An app and online questionnaires have been developed for dental practitioners and patients to collect data on oral health behaviours, healthcare needs, and the impact of oral health on quality of life.
- This webinar will outline the global burden of oral disease, the importance of global surveillance and how this data will support FDI’s V2030 strategy.
- The methodology involved with this global study.
- Results collected in China, Colombia, India, Italy, Japan and Lebanon will be presented with an introduction to path analysis.
- Finally, Dr Dany Daou will discuss how the research will support the advocacy work to improve oral health outcomes in Lebanon.
- To understand the global burden of oral diseases
- To understand the importance of global oral health data collection
- To understand the similarities and differences in oral health and related behaviours between five participating countries
Release date: 2021-08-10 | Expiration date: 2024-08-10
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