Sometimes referred to as dental public health, community oral health is an established specialty in parts of Europe and the UK whose practitioners consider dentistry in relation to populations and communities as opposed to individual patient care. The second edition of this popular textbook offers a comprehensive, up-to-date understanding of community oral health issues, providing many more examples, illustrations, and perspectives from around the world. Written by leading international experts in the field of oral public health, it addresses topics such as principles and practices of public health, the primary health care approach, inequalities in oral health, assessment of oral health needs and demands, community-based strategies for prevention, and much more. Ideal for undergraduates, postgraduates, and general practitioners interested in how the health systems in which they operate affect the care they can provide.
532 pp; 107 illus (20 color)