Online data base for dental care

Information related to data on oral health can now be accessed on a first of its kind online data base for dental care, a release said Saturday.

IANS| Last Updated: Sep 13, 2014, 23:13 PM IST

Greater Noida: Information related to data on oral health can now be accessed on a first of its kind online data base for dental care, a release said Saturday.

Launched by the FDI World Dental Federation, a leading international organisation representing the dental profession, 'Data Hub for Global Oral Health' would be a first of its kind online data-base for oral health and related information.

The launch took place at the FDI Annual World Dental Congress held here.

Sharing insights on the launch of the data hub, Li-Jian Jin, chair of the FDI Oral Health Data Task Team said: "The FDI Data Hub creates a network for monitoring and sharing global oral health data."

It sheds light on the crucial need for growing and enhancing the available network by continuously feeding it up-to-date collected data that aims to make oral health a priority on the global health agenda, he said.

In India, oral health is a critical but overlooked component of overall health and well-being among children and adults.

Problems such as dental caries, periodontitis and oral cancer are some serious concerns that are significantly diminishing the quality of life for people, especially those from low income groups or those who are uninsured.

Ashok Dhoble, honorary secretary general, Indian Dental Association said: "Having access to a reliable source of information that monitors trends and assesses progress of dental health indicators is key to improving oral health outcomes and for implementing national healthcare strategies and plans."