Scientific Sessions

Public Health Dentistry

Dental Public Health (DPH) is a para-clinical specialty of dentistry that deals with the prevention of oral disease and the promotion of oral health. Dental public health is elaborated in the assessment of key dental health needs and coming up with effective solutions to progress the dental health of populations rather than individuals.

Dental public health seeks to reduce demand on healthcare systems by redirection of resources to priority areas. Countries around the world all face similar issues in relation to dental disease. Implementation of policies and principles vary due to the availability of resources. Similar to public health, an understanding of the many factors that influence health will assist in the implementation of effective strategies