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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 57


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India

Date of Submission27-Sep-2019
Date of Acceptance27-Sep-2019
Date of Web Publication13-Nov-2019

Correspondence Address:
C Shubha
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijohs.ijohs_41_19

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Shubha C. Editorial. Int J Oral Health Sci 2019;9:57

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Shubha C. Editorial. Int J Oral Health Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Aug 18];9:57. Available from: https://www.ijohsjournal.org/text.asp?2019/9/2/57/270882

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Oral health inequalities are caused by a broad range of interacting biological, sociobehavioral, psychosocial, societal, and political factors that create “the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age” – the so-called social determinants.

Oral diseases disproportionally affect the poor and socially disadvantaged members of the society. There is a very strong and consistent association between socioeconomic status (income, occupation, and educational level) and the prevalence and severity of oral diseases. This association exists across the life course from early childhood to older age, and across populations in high-, middle-, and low-income countries. Oral health inequalities are, therefore, considered as differences in oral health that are avoidable and deemed both unfair and unjust in the modern society.

Educational strategies need to heed the changes and recognize both opportunities and challenges. In particular, we need to recognize that oral health-care professionals are health-care professionals even though they are educated and trained in a specific health-care field. Oral health-care professionals cannot abrogate their responsibility to enhance patients' overall health and well-being, and they also care for individuals who may be unaware of their risk for developing systemic diseases and whose systemic diseases/conditions are poorly controlled and/or managed.

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