The Lancet is a prestigious medical journal grounded in two, key values: medicine is here to serve society; and knowledge is here to transform society.
Recently, The Lancet released its Oral Health Series and today, Dr. John O’Keefe speaks with series contributor and Canadian representative, Dr. Paul Allison, about the purpose and importance of this series and how it could change how oral healthcare is delivered.
During this Oasis conversation, Dr. Paul Allison talks about:
- The importance of discussing and disseminating information about oral health, healthcare, and oral diseases around the world.
- Key messages for dentists and dental health professionals.
- Sharing knowledge and building connections with general health professionals outside the oral health field.
- The prevalence and impact of dental decay and gum disease–now among the most common diseases globally.
- Understanding social determinants of health and the disproportionate burden of disease placed on poorer individuals and communities.
- Profound global impact of free sugars consumption, smoking and tobacco, and alcohol consumption on oral health.
- Determinants of health and regulating marketing investments by soft drink and tobacco companies.
- Advocating for the inclusion of dentistry and oral healthcare within the broader Universal Health Care and policy conversations.
- Reconceptualising oral healthcare delivery in Canada to include dental services.
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CDA Oasis Team
Read/download the transcript of the conversation (PDF)
Oasis Moment/Preview (1.10″)
Full Conversation (13.57″)