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Tropical Dental Journal - N° 179 - September 2022

N° 179


Congo, The Democratic Republic of thephoto_auteurFrequency of Oral Health-Related Quality of life in partial edentulous Congolese adults and its clinicals determinants

G. Mayunga, D. Mashinda, J. Bolenge, J.P. Sekele, C. Mafuta, F. Nyimi, T. Thenene, U. Ntumba, P. Kumpanya, J. Lutula - Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Published in English in Tropical Dental Journal N° 179 - Volume 45 - Septembre 2022 - 35-43


Context: Tooth loss called “edentulous” decreases the masticatory function, limits nutrition, and alters phonation. It causes aesthetic problems that can culminate in psychological disorders and decreases social interactions. The objective of this study was to determine frequency of Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQOL) of Congolese adults with partially edentulous, as well as its’ clinical determinants.
Patients and methods: It was a cross-sectional study of partially edentulous patients without dental prostheses in five dental clinics of Kinshasa. Each adult fulfilled the sociodemographic questionnaire, the OHIP-14 items and underwent a clinical oral examination. Chi-square test and multivatiate logistic regression were used to research OHRQOL determinants, with a significant threshold of ...

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couv_rapportPrevention and treatment of dental caries with mercury-free products and minimal intervention

This WHO oral health briefing note series focuses on prevention and treatment of dental caries (tooth decay) with mercury-free products and minimal interventions.

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African press

Un plan stratégique national pour des services de santé bucco-dentaire adaptés

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Dakar, 24 nov (APS) - Le Sénégal vient de se doter d'un plan stratégique national 2022-2026 de la santé bucco-dentaire, un document de référence sur lequel les autorités sont appelées à s'appuyer pour mettre en place des services dans ce domaine et à les faire fonctionner.

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Oral health

OMS - (March 15th, 2022)

. Oral diseases, while largely preventable, pose a major health burden for many countries and affect people throughout their lifetime, causing pain, discomfort, disfigurement and even death.
. It is estimated that oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people.
. Untreated dental caries (tooth decay) in permanent teeth is the most common health condition according to the Global Burden of Disease 2019.
. Treatment for oral health conditions is expensive and usually not part of universal health coverage (UHC).
. Most low- and middle-income countries are unable to provide services to prevent and treat oral health conditions..
. Oral diseases are caused by a range of modifiable risk factors, including sugar consumption, tobacco use, alcohol use and poor hygiene, and their underlying social and commercial determinants.

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