June 2016

Volume 33, Issue 2

The mouth as a site of structural inequalities; an introduction

Authors: Lisa M. Jamieson
doi: 10.1922/CDH_3723Jamieson01

Abstract

The mouth as a site of structural inequalities; an introduction Lisa M. Jamieson A key premise of sociology is to promote fairness, justice and equity. These goals are synonymous with those of dental public health organisations throughout the world. However, an additional purpose of sociology is to reveal invisible points of observation, particularly those related to power. In the five papers that follow, we seek to contribute to the discourse around oral health-related inequalities through the lens of power and human agency. Based on the seminal work of Davis in the 1970s, Lukes’ three-dimensional power framework and Goodley’s work on dis/ability, we present a range of papers from the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand that give examples of structural power and disadvantage as they relate to the oral health experiences of Aboriginal Australians, dental school curricula and encounters in the dental practice.

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Editorial - Prevention of dental caries through the use of fluoride – the WHO approach 66-68 Download
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Choosing a measure of Health Related Quality of Life 107-115 £10 single article
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Dental anxiety, concomitant factors and change in prevalence over 50 years 121-126 Download
A bi-level intervention to improve oral hygiene of older and disabled adults in low-income housing: results of a pilot study 127-132 Download
Association between child caries and maternal health-related behaviours 133-137 £10 single article
Caries and costs: an evaluation of a school-based fluoride varnish programme for adolescents in a Swedish region 138-144 Download
Examiner reliability in fluorosis scoring: a comparison of photographic and clinical methods 145-150 £10 single article
The mouth as a site of structural inequalities; an introduction 151-151 Download
The mouth and dis/ability 152-155 Download
Inequalities in oral health: the role of sociology 156-160 Download
The mouth as a site of structural inequalities; the experience of Aboriginal Australians 161-163 Download
Do ‘poor areas’ get the services they deserve? The role of dental services in structural inequalities in oral health 164-167 Download
Overcoming structural inequalities in oral health: the role of dental curricula 168-172 Download

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