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Dental Caries in Children is not only Health Issue but also a Matter of Concern as Social Injustice and Inequality

Bharathi M Purohit

Keywords : Caries burden, Oral health inequality, Socioeconomic position, Underprivileged children

Citation Information : Purohit BM. Dental Caries in Children is not only Health Issue but also a Matter of Concern as Social Injustice and Inequality. J South Asian Assoc Pediatr Dent 2022; 5 (2):57-58.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10077-3236

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 23-08-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Dental caries is a one of the major public health problems globally and at the same time it is also one of the preventable diseases. Research has shown that a lower socioeconomic position (SEP) is related to poorer health and oral health outcomes. Low SEP is directly linked to accessibility and affordability of dental care services. It is important to identify and understand the various components of SEP affecting the oral health, particularly with reference to developing countries, so as to direct the already constrained resources toward high-risk groups.

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