This book encourages dental and primary health care professionals to work together in promoting oral health as an essential part of public health. Written by experts in dental public health from the United Kingdom and Brazil, it positions the subject of children’s oral health within the broader disciplines of public health and oral health promotion, presenting practical strategies for prevention of dental caries, periodontal disease, traumatic dental injury, and malocclusion, among others. It also profiles public health concerns that influence oral health, such as environmental and social factors, habit development, nutrition and diet, and community health.
ISBN 85-87425-60-9, 978-85-87425-60-7
204 pp; 27 illus (19 color)