Special Issue "Effective Strategies for Oral Health and Dentistry Education"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Oral Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2023 | Viewed by 4464
Interests: social inequalities in oral health; qualitative research in dentistry; systematic reviews; public health dentistry; social epidemiology; migration and oral health; oral epidemiology; life course approaches in oral health
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According to the World Health Organization, health education helps individuals and communities improve their health by using learning experiences to increase knowledge and influence attitudes. For that purpose, five principles should be considered for application in health education: (1) a broad and positive health concept; (2) participation and involvement; (3) action and action competence; (4) a setting perspective; and (5) equity in health.
From this perspective, the oral health component is part of the health–disease process. To guarantee the conditions to maintain a good state of health, it is mandatory to implement health and education strategies based on the social reality of communities and social groups. In addition, the dental profession cannot be considered isolated from the rest of the health professions. In this case, it is relevant to discuss the role of dental practitioners in establishing effective strategies and policies for improving oral health.
Health education should also recognize the training of future oral health professionals. Universities assume a fundamental commitment to the comprehensive training of dental students to contribute to the development of communities.
In this Special Issue, we call on general practitioners and clinical specialists in different dentistry areas to submit collaborative works; original research that uses quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods; systematic or narrative reviews; and other types of manuscripts according to the journal requirements.
Some topics for this Special Issue (non-exclusive) could be:
- Quality of life of dental students and professionals;
- Effective practices for the training of undergraduate and postgraduate students;
- Knowledge, attitudes, and practices in oral health in different communities;
- Oral health beliefs in diverse populations;
- Evaluation of educative strategies in oral health (efficacy, effectiveness);
- Oral health promotion policies;
- Innovative approaches to learning and teaching in dental students;
- Multidisciplinary approaches in dental education and oral health;
- Tele-education and tele-dentistry.
Dr. Andrés Alonso Agudelo-Suárez
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- quality of life
- attitude to health
- health knowledge, attitudes, and practice
- oral health
- health education
- dental education
- internet-based intervention