Dental health and public policy: the social impact of dental disease.

@article{Reisine1985DentalHA,
  title={Dental health and public policy: the social impact of dental disease.},
  author={Susan T Reisine},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  year={1985},
  volume={75 1},
  pages={27-30}
}
This paper analyzes the potential of using measures of social function as health indicators in dental research. It discusses existing methodologies and presents findings from a cross-section of studies that adopt a social function perspective in the investigation of oral health status. While the literature in this area is small, much of the research concerns disability days associated with dental problems. The United States National Health Interview Survey reported in 1981 that 4.87 million… CONTINUE READING

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