The dental profession can strengthen public health initiatives by playing a greater role in the prevention and early intervention of chronic and long-term conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer”. Including brief and simple advice on general health promoting lifestyle changes should be a routine part of dental practice. “Dental healthcare professionals and oral health provision have a clear role to play in enhancing general health and well-being.”
This article is presented by Michaela von Geijer, DDS, TePe Headquarters.
Chapple and Wilson 2014