The New Definition of Oral Health and Relationship between Oral Health and Quality of Life – Patrick Hescot.

November 15, 2021 at 5:43 pm Leave a comment

This article appeared in the Chinese Journal of Dental Research, 2017 . The author was President of the FDI and Expert for the World Health Organisation.

Click to access cjdr_20_4_hescot_p189.pdf

Oral health-related quality of life (OHRQOL) is a relatively new but rapidly growing notion. The concept of OHRQOL can become a tool to understand and shape not only the state of clinical practice, dental research and dental education but also that of community at large and genomic information.

This is based on a paradigmatic shift toward a patient-centred, bio- psychosocial approach to oral healthcare. 

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