Romanian Journal of Medical and Dental Education Volum 7 Issue 2. 2018 THE ROLE OF THE CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL FACTORS IN THE PRESERVATION OF THE ORAL HEALTH: A REVIEW

THE ROLE OF THE CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL FACTORS IN THE PRESERVATION OF THE ORAL HEALTH: A REVIEW

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Andrei KOZMA, Andreea Dona IORDAN DUMITRU, Doriana AGOP-FORNA, Cristina BODNAR

Abstract
To increase the effectiveness of the dental prevention and therapeutic politics, World Health Organisation has focused the projects regarding the dental health on health insurance systems, social environment, as well as on cultural factors. Cultural factors related to oral health include concepts regarding ethiological factors and dental treatment, race, geographic area, family habits and influence, gender factor, socioeconomic factors, nutritional factors, and cultural beliefs and taboos. Unfavourable anthropological factors are associated both with high prevalence of the edentation in Romania and difficulties to apply the most appropriate prosthetic solutions for the long term success. Romania has a close collaboration with WHO (project Oral Health Programme) to initiate programs, focused on various cultural and demographic factors, aiming to improve the oral health status

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