Special Issue "Dental Hygiene and Oral Health Research: Lessons and Challenges"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2023 | Viewed by 8777
Interests: population oral health; oral epidemiology; and dental workforce and services
Interests: indigenous oral health; oral epidemiology; population oral health
Oral health is an important indicator of general health, well-being and quality of life. World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people worldwide. Poor oral health impacts on people’s ability to eat, speak, socialise and work. Most of oral diseases, such as dental caries and periodontal disease is preventable and treatable. Good oral hygiene is necessary to maintain a health mouth and strong teeth for lifetime. Adequate oral health knowledge and oral health literary are essential to instill appropriate oral health behaviours to prevent oral and dental diseases. Oral health literacy is a strong predictor of an individuals’ oral health, health behaviors and oral health outcomes. Meanwhile, oral health literacy has, at its heart, the social determinants of health, being directly linked with upstream factors including social inequalities and inequities regarding access to dental services.
This special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Publish Health (IJERPH) focuses on oral health, oral hygiene, oral health related knowledge and literary, risk factors and oral health impact assessment. We will accepts manuscripts for both qualitative and quantitative research. New research papers, systematic or critical review papers, commentaries and conference papers are welcome to this issue.
Dr. Xiangqun Ju
Prof. Dr. Lisa Jamieson
Dr. Gloria Mejia
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