The oral ecosystem: implications for education.

  title={The oral ecosystem: implications for education.},
  author={Harald M. Eriksen and Vladimir Dimitrov and Madeleine Rohlin and Kerstin Petersson and Gunnel Svens{\"a}ter},
  journal={European journal of dental education : official journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe},
  volume={10 4},
We propose a model that is applicable to oral health education. The model describes the oral cavity in a complexity-based ecological context. This concept includes the premise that factors from different organisational levels (biological, individual, community, society) interact in a complex way with the potential to 'stress' the ecosystem and thereby provoke changes. This mode of action complies with the understanding of the oral cavity as a complex adaptive system. An ecological model is… CONTINUE READING

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