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Tropical Dental Journal - N° 177 - March 2022

N° 177


Cameroonphoto_auteurBurden of oral diseases in Bafia (Cameroon)

H.B. Nguendo Yongsi - Cameroon
Published in French in Tropical Dental Journal N° 177 - Volume 45 - Mars 2022 - 17-33   Article Open access  


Background: Despite significant improvements in oral health worldwide, many people suffer from untreated oral conditions that cause preventable pain, decreased productivity, and decreased quality of life. The burden of oral diseases is particularly burdensome on disadvantaged population groups in developing countries, where those oral health conditions are major public health concerns.
Research objectives: The purpose of this study is to describe the burden of oral conditions and the influence of key socio-behavioural risk factors on the oral health in Bafia. Specifically, it involves identifying oral health indicators, determining key oral conditions in the population, and addressing associated risk factors.
Material and methods: A cross-sectional epidemiological study ...

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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.

Dental caries is a major public health problem globally as the disease affects all age groups, with an onset in early childhood and continued increase over the life course. Read the report


African press

Garoua : les soins bucco-dentaires suivent les soldats aux fronts

6/1/2021 - StopBlaBlaCam - Cameroon

La région militaire interarmées n°4 a organisé une campagne d'évaluation des pathologies dentaires, du 17 février au 28 mai. Celle-ci a touché 358 personnels militaires en service dans la région du Nord. Menée par le service spécialisé de stomatologie de l'hôpital militaire de Garoua, ladite campagne a ciblé les éléments de la base aérienne, du Bataillon d'intervention rapide, de la gendarmerie nationale et des sapeurs-pompiers en service dans la région.

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Scientific articles

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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