Promoting Oral Health through Programs in Middle Childhood and Adolescence

Authors: Habib Benzian , Renu Garg, Bella Monse, Nicole Stauf, Benoit Varenne


Oral diseases are among the most common diseases worldwide, particularly for school-age children and adolescents. They are significant public health problems for all countries with a high health, social, economical impact. Simple and effective interventions exist to prevent most oral diseases. The school setting, among others, plays an important role. This chapter describes oral disease control priorities for school-age children and adolescents 5-19 years old. Oral diseases, and effective population-based interventions, are also highlighted in two other DCP3 chapters.