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Jul 18, 2019 8 tweets 11 min read
Oral diseases present a major global public health burden, affecting 3.5 billion people worldwide, yet #oralhealth has been largely ignored by the global health community: new @TheLancet Series aims to get #GlobalOralHealth on the #NCD and #UHC agendas Image
Oral diseases disproportionally affect poorer & marginalised groups in society & are an early indicator of population ill health linked to deprivation: new #GlobalOralHealth Series calls for #dental services to become integrated in wider health-care system Image
Oral conditions share common risk factors with other #NCDs, including free #sugar consumption: @TheLancet #GlobalOralHealth calls for tighter regulation & legislation by governments as the effect of global sugar industry becomes a threat to public health Image
Global health community has failed to prioritise the global burden of #oralhealth; new @TheLancet Series calls for radical reform towards #GlobalOralHealth, tightened regulation of industry, & transparency around conflict of interests in #dental research Image
Conflicts of interest between the sugary food & beverage industry and dental research organisations: time for reform - Cristin E Kearns & Lisa A Bero in @TheLancet #GlobalOralHealth #BigFood Image
Promoting radical action for global #oralhealth: integration or independence? Rob Beaglehole & Robert Beaglehole in @TheLancet #GlobalOralHealth Series Image
Last year @TheLancet Series aimed to get #GlobalOralHealth on global health agendas

Today, we announce that 27 experts across research, policy, advocacy & clinical dentistry from 16 countries will continue this work via a Lancet Commission on Oral Health… Image

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