Providing high quality preventive clinical care to all people is essential.

However this might not be enough to actually improve oral health.  Many papers and committees refer to the impact of the “social determinants of health” on oral health, beyond the notion of “behavioural change”.

While it is not within the scope of most dental people to change the many determinants such as employment, socioeconomic factors, living and environmental conditions, there are programs based in the community that can help reduce dental disease.

More to come soon…….

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First world problem.... flight departure delayed while engineers fix the plane’s blocked toilet.... the day after World Toilet Day.
Update...toilet not fixable, replacement aircraft organised. First world solution.

World Toilet Day 2019. TT in 2007, the beginning of matching dental programs in Nepal with improved access to clean water and toilets. Still the work continues.

TT celebrates 20 years of working with Bishnu, project manager in Nepal. The first few years our dental programs, then adding sanitation with PP/HH, then adding earthquake reconstruction. We salute this hard working, passionate and compassionate local champion. Many thanks Bishnu Ji, dherai dherai dhanyabad mero sathi. Namaskar! ...