Contemporary Clinical Dentistry

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: 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 586--589

mOral health in India: Current scenario and future perspectives


OP Kharbanda1, Harsh Priya2, Upendra Singh Bhadauria3, Charu Khurana3, Diptajit Das3 
1 Centre for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Division of Public Health Dentistry, Centre for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 National Oral Health Programme, Centre for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Harsh Priya
Division of Public Health Dentistry, Centre for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India

Oral diseases affect half of the world's population and found to be the most common and preventable noncommunicable diseases worldwide. The World Health Organization Oral Health Programme work plan 2018–2020 is to prevent the burden of oral diseases using digital technology. With 5 billion mobile phone subscribers in the world, covering over 85% of the world's population, the utilization of technology-based interventions for oral health promotion is no different. In India, numerous medical applications such as eRaktkosh and mDiabetes have been developed for the improvement of general health, whereas few initiatives such as mCessation and National Quitline services for oral health have been undertaken. Digitalization and oral health forms a crucial component in the future of oral health, which should be utilized in ensuring oral health for all.


How to cite this article:
Kharbanda O P, Priya H, Bhadauria US, Khurana C, Das D. mOral health in India: Current scenario and future perspectives.Contemp Clin Dent 2019;10:586-589


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Kharbanda O P, Priya H, Bhadauria US, Khurana C, Das D. mOral health in India: Current scenario and future perspectives. Contemp Clin Dent [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Jul 7 ];10:586-589
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