'This is because poor oral
health can negatively affect a child's confidence, social skills as well as potential for success later in life.
As millions of people continued suffering from poor oral
health, our targeted action was that could curb the prevalence of oral
diseases and make oral
health a personal priority for everyone he added.
'We are confident that concerted and targeted action can curb the prevalence of oral
disease and make oral
health a personal priority for everyone,' he said.
Feroze Ali Kalhoro expressed that millions of people around the globe continue to suffer from poor oral
health and the growing burden of oral
disease demands action on an individual, family and community level.
* To assess improvement of oral
health after intervention in school going children.
Patients with SCIs often have poor oral
hygiene practices due to restricted mobility and dependence on caregivers.9 Use of certain drugs to reduce muscle spasms and neurogenic bladder disorders in these patients may lead to dental plaque deposition and development of dental caries.10 In addition, these patients often avoid doing regular oral
hygiene practices to avoid exertion and, due to lack of specialized equipment such as universal cuffs, arm supports, or splints.11 There is lack of information on oral
health and hygiene practices; and barriers to access to optimal oral
in SCIs patients.
Data has commonly shown the disparities in health status for children and adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) and in the areas of oral
health this holds true as well.
Overseas research has identified shortfalls in the oral
health care nurses provide and in their training.
lichenoid reactions are clinical and histological analogues to oral
There are more than 529,000 new cases of oral
cancer worldwide each year, and more than 40 percent of those diagnosed die within five years.
Methods: The cross-sectional case-control study was conducted between January and December, 2015 at the Oral
Surgery department of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and the Dental department of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, and comprised oral
yeast samples of gutka-chewers, betel-quid-chewers, and non-chewers.
Background and Objective: Oral
diseases are a major public health concern because they affect the individual's quality of life and create burden to the healthcare system.