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What is the Society to Cell Approach?

Dentistry is largely focused on a biomedical and behavioural model of care, made up of chairside interventions such as fillings, implants and oral hygiene instruction. But studies show that some individuals are not as responsive to conventional treatment as others, despite having similar clinical presentations and treatment plans. This can often be attributed to the effect of adverse social and psychosocial circumstances, such as stress or financial challenge.

In this edition of CDA Oasis Live, Dr. Noha Gomaa, Assistant Professor at Schulich School of Dentistry, London, ON, talks to Dr. John O’Keefe about the Society to Cell Approach, a holistic, person-centered approach to dental care that accounts for the social and psychosocial vulnerabilities of each patient.

Citing her article The Biology of Social Adversity Applied to Oral Health, recently published in the Journal of Dental Research, Dr. Gomaa explains the impact of the pro-inflammatory response on oral health, and outlines the key implications a Society to Cell Approach may have for the dental profession.

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CDA Oasis Team

The Biology of Social Adversity Applied to Oral Health (PDF)


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