Open Access   Special Issue    Topic

Oral health policies

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  •   This special issue belongs to

      Research & Reviews: A Journal of Dentistry

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      Deadline for Manuscript Submission

      March 31st, 2023

      Deadline for Publication

      April 15, 2023

    Special Issue Description

    Dear Collegues,

    Dental problems are a serious public health threat that has a considerable impact on quality of life, which in turn impacts everyday functioning and overall happiness. Due to the current circumstances, there is a need to develop and implement a national oral health policy to increase access to oral healthcare and make it more accessible and cheap.
    To comprehend the specific requirements and resources for the establishment of an efficient oral health policy, dental health planners and policymakers with the necessary credentials and training in public health dentistry are required. Professional dentistry associations can assist government initiatives to meet the vastly underserved population of this nation's basic oral health needs.
    Over the past five years, the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Oral Health Programme has made a lot of effort to raise oral health awareness as a crucial aspect of overall health and quality of life.
    Oral illness is still a significant public health issue in high-income countries, and it is becoming more prevalent in many low- and middle-income nations.
    The WHO Global Oral Health Programme developed the policies and required measures for the advancement of oral health in the World Oral Health Report 2003. According to the policy, as chronic diseases and general health risks are related to oral illness, oral disease prevention and oral health promotion must be integrated.
    The World Health Assembly (WHA) and the Executive Board (EB), WHO's two highest governing bodies, discussed oral health in 2007 for the first time in 25 years. The Member States approved an action plan for oral health and integrated disease prevention at the EB120 and WHA60, reaffirming the Oral Health Programme's methodology. The policy serves as the foundation for any future expansion or modification of national oral health programs. The special issue invites all the articles related to oral; health policies and their global importance.


    *World Health Organization (WHO) *Oral Health *World Health Assembly (WHA) *Executive Board (EB) *Global Oral Health Programmes

    Manuscript Submission information

    Manuscripts should be submitted online by registering and logging in to this link. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed.
    Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent on email address:[email protected] for announcement on this website.
    Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page.

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