From victim blaming to upstream action: tackling the social determinants of oral health inequalities.

@article{Watt2007FromVB,
  title={From victim blaming to upstream action: tackling the social determinants of oral health inequalities.},
  author={Richard G Watt},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={1-11}
}
  • Richard G Watt
  • Published 2007 in Community dentistry and oral epidemiology
The persistent and universal nature of oral health inequalities presents a significant challenge to oral health policy makers. Inequalities in oral health mirror those in general health. The universal social gradient in both general and oral health highlights the underlying influence of psychosocial, economic, environmental and political determinants. The dominant preventive approach in dentistry, i.e. narrowly focusing on changing the behaviours of high-risk individuals, has failed to… CONTINUE READING
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