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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Thank you. Hello from México.
Thanks for an interesting webinar
Will there be another version in a future, to understand and measure improvements in OH general status?
Saludos desde la Ciudad de México
Will OHO be an open source data bank and will it or is it currently linking to others, such as that recently announced by the ADA?
Thanks for the interest webinar I would like to share: In Chile we are moving for payment by performance based on number of dental discharges at age 6 vs cavity free % population. The goals are considering social determinat of health in each municipality according to local diagnosis
A great webinar! Why? Giving many answers to too many questions still up! Congratulations to all!
How do we move from fee-for-service to more preventive value-based approach in dental practice?
Congrats this webinar was really interesting . David you are leading a great team! Sara congrats too. Best Edoardo FDI Coucillor
Does the OHO samples have the specific proportion among different age groups?
From Prof. Bedros YAVRU-SAKUK
Dear Prof. David Thanks for the answer However Would You Agree that the Oro-Pharynx is part of the Oral Cavity and Important for the Breathing Function…?
May be the poor oral health status in Japan is backed to the their older people and the higher mean age
Why is WHO coming up with its own oral health definition with one expert in the field. Does she/he outweigh all the professional and experts input FDI was putting into its definition appreciated also by many other medial specialists?
Hello, the app is available to download from the Apple and Android store. The links are available on the FDI website https://www.fdiworlddental.org/oral-health-observatory
I would like to thank all the speakers today, really informative webinar.
Thank you, Brazil
Thank all of you very much for the valuable presentation.
If we want to implement OHO in our country, what should we start ? Do we need to validate the questionnaire in local language first?
Within the data collection featured in this webinar, can you tell us how much was paper-based data acquisiton, and how much was computer (or cloud)-based acquisition?
Would like the screening of Lebanon:
500 dentists 1200 public schools
How long it took to screen 200,000 people?
What involved in the screen? Only check for caries?
Hello from Saudi-Arabia
Thanks a lot for giving us the Oral Health status updates.
Is the questionnaire available to be translated to other languages?
Thank you. From Cali, Colombia
Dr Dany Daou
May I know what was the size of your data?
Good Morning from Colombian
Dear Tom and All! Great contribution to what FDI is up for! Many thanks! Just to catch up with the path analysis, where is alcohol in the path analysis, given that sugar and tobacco is an issue bit alcohol is not, even if science shows more consistently in time that “zero alcohol” is most healthy.
Interesting variable set! Is this dataset openly available?
How do you see dental industry’s role in achieving better oral health globally?
I see very little on edentulism as a variable for path analysis. Why is that?
Thank you for the webinar!
Very interesting Dentist’s analysis and truly informative webinar. Thank you Prof. Sara
Dr. Dennis – Dar es Salaam Tanzania
Excuse me, are the data age standardized or what range of age groups have beeb recruited?
Really informative webinar . Thank you
Such interesting results Sarah. Thanks for sharing. Are these data published/openly available?
Brushing teeth after breakfast is the best option, why?
Good afternoon from sunny Abu Dhabi; UAE
Thank you for this webinar.
Hello everyone, Brazil
Congratulations to Prof George Takos for his Clear Explanation of the OHO
Hello everyone Dr Asma from Pakistan
Hello, excuse me how can we get access to the developed questionnaire or the App?
Greetings from the Philippines!
Hello everyone. Thank you for this Webinar
Greetings to everyone from Azerbaijan!
From Prof Bedros Yavru-Sakuk
Also in the Definition of the Oral Health “Touch” is Mentioned as an Oral Function…??
How is it possible to consider ” Touch” as an Oral Function…??
Good morning, from Bogotá, Colombia!
From Prof. Bedros Yavru-Sakuk
To My Dear Colleague
I noticed that in the definition of the Oral Health an Important Function is missing…Which is Even More Important than some of the recognized functions in the Definition…
This Important function is “Breathing” Which is a Vital Function
Hello everyone, Nigeria!
Thank you very much for this Webinar
Yahya (MDPH / The University of Sheffield-UK).
Hello everybody!! Colombia
Good morning from Mexico!
Welcome everyone. Thank you for joining. Please submit any questions to the experts. You can read more about the Oral Health Observatory project here https://www.fdiworlddental.org/oral-health-observatory
Agradecido por su actividad un mes de agosto. Dr Rogelio Álvarez Marín. Sevilla. España.
Buenos días en Colombia.
Hello everyone! Bula from Fiji!
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