Journal article

Addressing inequalities in oral health in India: need for skill mix in the dental workforce.

Manu Raj Mathur, Ankur Singh, Richard Watt

J Family Med Prim Care | Published : 2015

Abstract

Dentistry has always been an under-resourced profession. There are three main issues that dentistry is facing in the modern era. Firstly, how to rectify the widely acknowledged geographical imbalance in the demand and supply of dental personnel, secondly, how to provide access to primary dental care to maximum number of people, and thirdly, how to achieve both of these aims within the financial restraints imposed by the central and state governments. The trends of oral diseases have changed significantly in the last 20 years. The two of the most common oral diseases that affect a majority of the population worldwide, namely dental caries and periodontitis, have been proved to be entirely pre..

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