Special Issue "Population-level Determinants of Dental Health and Dental Care"

A special issue of Dentistry Journal (ISSN 2304-6767).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Loc Do
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Guest Editor
Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide 5005, Australia
Interests: oral epidemiology; fluoride; social determinants of oral health; oral health promotion
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Dental health is influenced by the interactions of a multitude of factors at different levels, including geographical area, population, family, and individual levels. Understanding these influences of those interactions can inform effective and relevant policies and practices to improve dental health. The social and economic circumstances at different levels vary greatly between societies and populations. Those variations include economic circumstances, distribution of wealth, availability of technological advances, and even access to basic human needs, such as childhood education. Within a population, there are also marked differences in the way individuals live and prosper. All these differences can have an effect on human health, including oral health and dental care use. Research investigating variation in diseases and health care use between and within populations can inform our understanding of disease distribution and occurrence and help us to plan appropriate preventive measures.

Thank you very much!

Prof. Loc Do
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Dental health
  • Dental care
  • Dental diseases
  • Population determinants
  • Community health
  • Dental preventive programs
  • Between and within population variation

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Oral Hygiene Awareness and Practices among a Sample of Primary School Children in Rural Bangladesh
Dent. J. 2020, 8(2), 36; https://doi.org/10.3390/dj8020036 - 16 Apr 2020
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Inadequate oral health knowledge and awareness is more likely to cause oral diseases among all age groups, including children. Reports about the oral health awareness and oral hygiene practices of children in Bangladesh are insufficient. Therefore, the objective of this study was to [...] Read more.
Inadequate oral health knowledge and awareness is more likely to cause oral diseases among all age groups, including children. Reports about the oral health awareness and oral hygiene practices of children in Bangladesh are insufficient. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the oral health awareness and practices of junior school children in Mathbaria upazila of Pirojpur District, Bangladesh. The study covered 150 children aged 5 to 12 years of age from three primary schools. The study reveals that the students have limited awareness about oral health and poor knowledge of oral hygiene habits. Oral health awareness and hygiene practices amongst the school going children was found to be very poor and create a much-needed niche for implementing school-based oral health awareness and education projects/programs. Full article
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