Oral Health Care for Socially Disadvantaged Communities

Febronia Kokulengya Kahabuka (Editor)
School of Dentistry, Tanzania

Emil Namakuka Kikwilu (Editor)

Irene Anderson Kida (Editor)

Series: Dental Science, Materials and Technology, Health Care Issues, Costs and Access


Volume 10

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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This book gathers the current information on management of common oral conditions and proposes an appropriate package for underdeveloped communities. Practical solutions for managing oral conditions in the existing social, political and economic context of the developing countries is provided. This book is a good reference material for undergraduate and postgraduate students, academicians, as well as practicing dentists. In this book, the Basic Package of Oral Care (BPOC) forms a pillar of the presentation.

A traumatic Restorative Treatment, affordable fluoride tooth paste and relieve of oral pain are presented as an essential minimum package of oral care for any community. This book advocates home care and outreach programmes to reach the elderly. The already existing oral health care delivery system is challenged. This book provides evidence based appropriate oral care. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Preface pp.vii-viii

1. Social Disadvantage and Oral Health
(Emil N. Kikwilu, School of Dentistry, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences)pp.1-18

2. Oral Health and Care in Low-Income Countries
(Poul Erik Petersen, Nanna Jürgensen, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, and others)pp.19-36

3. Management of Dental Caries in Socially Disadvantaged Communities
(Jo Frencken, Soraya Leal, College of Dental Sciences, Radboud University Nijmegen, and others)pp.37-80

4. Gingival and Periodontal Diseases in Socially Disadvantaged Communities
(Elifuraha G. Mumghamba, Evelyn G. Wagaiyu, School of Dentistry, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Science, and others)pp.81-132

5. Surgical Conditions of the Oral and Maxillofacial Region
(Boniphace M. Kalyanyama, Sira S. Owibingire, Elison N. Simon, Dept. of Oral Surgery and Oral Pathology, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences)pp.133-162

6. Oral Health Concerns in Children
(Febronia K. Kahabuka, Daniel Iskander Maro, School of Dentistry, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, and others)pp.163-204

7. Management of Orthodontic Conditions in Socially Disadvantaged Communities
(Emeria A. Mugonzibwa, Matilda Mtaya-Mlangwa, School of Dentistry, Muhimbili University)pp.205-230

8. Oral Health Care for the Elderly
(Irene A. Kida, Anne N. Astrom, School of Dentistry, Muhimbili of Health and Allied Sciences, and others)pp.231-244

9. Management of Oral Lesions Associated with HIV/AIDS
(Omar J.M. Hamza, Andre J.A.M. van der Ven, Muhimbili National Hospital, and others)pp.245-268

10. Feasible preventive methods for controlling oral diseases and conditions in socially disadvantaged populations
(Evelyn Wagaiyu, Emil Kikwilu, College of Dental Sciences, Nairobi University and others)pp.269-280

Index pp.281-296

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