Global oral health inequalities: challenges in the prevention and management of orofacial clefts and potential solutions.

@article{Mossey2011GlobalOH,
  title={Global oral health inequalities: challenges in the prevention and management of orofacial clefts and potential solutions.},
  author={Peter Anthony Mossey and William C. Shaw and Ron G Munger and Jeffrey C Murray and J Varsha Murthy and Julian Little},
  journal={Advances in dental research},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={247-58}
}
The birth prevalence of orofacial clefts, one of the most common congenital anomalies, is approximately one in 700 live births, but varies with geography, ethnicity, and socio-economic status. There is a variation in infant mortality and access to care both between and within countries, so some clefts remain unrepaired into adulthood. Quality of care also varies, and even among repaired clefts there is residual deformity and morbidity that significantly affects some children. The two major… CONTINUE READING