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iADH Congress, Acapulco, Mexico 2020

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Symposium

Inequalities in oral health amongst people with disabilities: a call for action.

Theme
Speaker
Speaker Photograph
Chair & Discussant
Professor Tim Newton
United Kingdom
(United Kingdom)
United Kingdom
Title: The Alliance for a Cavity Free Future

HIGHLINES

1. The Alliance for a Cavity Free Future is a global non-profit organisation committed to fighting the initiation and progression of dental caries

2. The Alliance has 28 local chapters across 6 continents

3. This talk will provide an overview of the work of the alliance in ensuring a cavity free future for all

Professor Nigel Pitts
United Kingdom
(United Kingdom)
United Kingdom
Title: Inequalities in oral health amongst people with disabilities: An Overview

HIGHLINES

1. Inequalities in oral health are unjust and unfair differences in oral health

2. There are makred differences in the oral health of people with disabilities in comparison to those who do not identify as having disabilities

3. This talk will provide an overview of the nature of disabilities and inequalities in oral health

Dr Sasha Scambler
United Kingdom
(United Kingdom)
United Kingdom
Title: Inequalities in oral health amongst people with learning disabilities

HIGHLINES

1. This talk will provide an overview of inequalities in oral health amongst people with learning disabilities.

2. The nature and extent of oral health inequalities in this group will be described.

Dr Denise Faulks
france
(France)
United Kingdom
Title: Inequalities in oral health amongst people with dental phobia

HIGHLINES

1. This talk will provide an overview of inequalities in oral health amongst people who are dentally phobic.

2. The nature and extent of oral health inequalities in this group will be described.

Dr Ellie Heidari
United Kingdom
(United Kingdom)
United Kingdom
Title. A preventive approach to reducing oral health inequalities – the 4D model

HIGHLINES

1. This talk will outline a practice based model for the prevention of dental caries

2. The application of the modek to the care of individuals with disabilities will be explored

Dr Stefania Martignon
Colombia
(Colombia)
United Kingdom

Author (s) & affiliations:

Tim Newton, King’s College London, UK

Nigel Pitts, King’s College London, UK

Sasha Scambler, King’s College London, UK<

Denise Faulks, Centre de Recherche en Odontologie Clinique, France

Ellie Heidari, King’s College London, UK

Stefania Martignon, Universidad El Bosque, Colombia

Title: Inequalities In Oral Health Amongst People With Disabilities: A Call For Action

Summary:

At the population level people with disabilities experience poorer oral health in comparison to the population that do not identify as living with a disability. Such inequalities are unjust. The speakers in this symposium will address this issue from several different perspectives, to provide a framework for addressing these inequalities. Professor Pitts will describe the work of the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future – an organisation which seeks to prevent caries for all populations. Dr Scambler will provide a sociological perspective on the nature of inequalities in oral health amongst individuals with disabilities, which will be followed by an in-depth exploration of the oral health of two specific groups – individuals with learning disabilities (Dr Denise Faulks) and people with dental phobia (Dr Ellie Heidari). The final speaker, Dr Stefania Martignon, will describe an approach to the prevention of dental disease through chair-side approaches to disease management. The session will finish with a discussion of the implications of the various perspectives for future collaborations to diminish inequalities in the oral health of people with disabilities.