Special Issue "Inter-Professional Oral Health Education"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019.
Despite the general decline of dental caries incidence in the recent years, dental disease remains prevalent among the population of underserved communities and presents challenges in disease management and prevention globally. The oral health disparity has been attributed to a lack of access to care and an uneven distribution of resources and dental workforce. Children, elderly, and those with special needs are particularly vulnerable to this predisposition due to dependency on others for care. Engaging primary care providers of other healthcare professions could potentially improve care access and, hence, an early detection of dental disease and referral of the high-risk populations for timely intervention. Curricula on oral health education and interdisciplinary clinical training for the non-dental primary care providers have been developed and implemented worldwide, and data on the outcome assessment and effectiveness of training modules have been collected and analyzed. In this Special Issue, we would like to elicit scientific interest and research focused on the inter-professional oral health education and provide a platform to disseminate scientific information. We sincerely invite and call on all prospective authors to kindly submit their manuscript(s) for consideration of publication on this critical topic.
Prof. Brent Lin
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Inter-professional education
- oral health
- primary care
- special needs
- oral health disparity
- access to care
- vulnerable population
- public health
- underserved communities
- dental disease.