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The Social and Political Determinants of Oral Health and Oral Health Care: From the Problem Space to the Solution Space

Location: Online Event

Date: 25 May 2022

Description

In Canada, poor oral health and access to oral health care are likely more determined by social and living conditions than they are by individual behaviours. Many point to the health-damaging effects of not brushing and flossing one’s teeth, not visiting the dentist regularly, eating an unhealthy diet, and smoking and drinking, yet evidence suggests that differences in oral health and access to oral health care between social groups is far more influenced by things like income and insurance status than by any individual attribute or behaviour. This presentation will explore the social and political determinants of oral health, review the evidence of what may in fact help to improve population oral health and access to oral health care, as well as decrease differences in the same among less and more advantaged Canadians.

About the presenter:

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Carlos Quiñonez is a dental public health specialist and incoming Vice Dean and Director of Dentistry at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. Carlos’ research centres on the politics and economics of dentistry, with a special focus on health and social equity.

Registration Fees

$0.00Complimentary Registration

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the social and political determinants of oral health
  • Describe a health equity approach to improving population oral health and access to oral health care
  • Review the dominant approaches taken by governments and the oral health care professions to improve population oral health and access to oral healthcare


Program Agenda

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
6:30 PM
The Social and Political Determinants of Oral Health and Oral Health Care: From the Problem Space to the Solution Space
7:30 PM
End

Acknowledgements

Funds in support of this CME activity were provided as an educational grant to Memorial University. The funds were independently allocated and disbursed in accordance with current CMA guidelines. An educational grant to help support this program provided by:

The Office of Professional & Educational Development (OPED), Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME), a subcommittee of the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools (CACMS). This standard allows OPED to assign credits for educational activities based on the criteria established by The College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.