Colgate Oral Care Report Series- Volume 23 – No 3 – The Burden of Oral Health in Global Health

Chester Douglass

The latest Global Burden of Diseases (GBD), Injuries, and Risk Factors study provides valuable data on the global burden of 291 diseases from1990 to 2010, including oral diseases.

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This issue of the Colgate Oral Care Report will review the findings of this important study along with Diabetes Screening in the Dental Office for Patients with Periodontitis, Fluoridation is Safe and Effective, Update on Minimal Intervention Dentistry for Caries Management, and Global Access to Oral Health for Children.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of reading these articles, the clinician will be able to:

  • Know the prevalence of oral disease relative to other diseases as reported in the Global Burden of Diseases (GBD), Injuries, and Risk Factors study.
  • Learn how oral care providers and patients view the importance of diabetes screening during routine dental office visits.
  • Become familiar with the latest evidence supporting the safety and efficacy of fluoridation among adults.
  • Discover how the practice of Minimal Intervention Dentistry has progressed since first described in this publication nearly a decade ago.