March 2021

Volume 38, Issue 1

Editorial: Migrant and refugee Oral Health

Authors: Nesreen A. Salim Tamanna Tiwari
doi: 10.1922/CDH_March21editorial02


This issue contains two papers on the oral health of migrant people. The oral health of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers is often worse than the general oral health of the host country’s population (Crespo, 2019; Davidson et al., 2006). Poor oral health outcomes in migrants are due to a combination of upstream, psychosocial, and behavioral factors. Migrant communities might then have vital priorities that compete with oral health. Consequently, they may express lower needs and may not focus on oral health; all these factors lead to a higher risk of developing dental diseases. Lack of oral health services is commonly seen due to limited financial resources or lack of dental providers in the vicinity of migrant communities or refugee camps. They face additional cultural and linguistic barriers in navigating the health care system of a new country.


Other articles in this issue

Article Pages Access
Acknowledgement of Reviewers 2-2 Download
Editorial: Migrant and refugee Oral Health 3-4 Download
Dental public health in action: foundation dentists’ delivery of an oral health promotion outreach project for people experiencing homelessness in London 5-9 Download
Characteristics of teenagers who use dental floss 10-14 Download
Evaluating the environmental impact of the Welsh national childhood oral health improvement programme, Designed to Smile 15-20 Download
Concurrent heavy use of general and oral health services among Finnish adults 21-25 Download
Cost Benefit Analysis of Two Oral health Improvement Programmes 26-32 Download
Is the Performance of a Periodontal Prediction Model for Identification of Diabetes affected by Participants’ Characteristics? 33-38 Download
Impact of the national program More Smiles for Chile on women’s quality of life 39-43 Download
Neoliberalism and Indigenous oral health inequalities: a global perspective 44-47 Download
Oral Health of African Immigrants: A participatory approach to needs assessment 48-52 Download
Oral health status and risk determinants in adult Syrian refugees in Jordan 53-58 Download
Subjective and objective social status: associations with psychosocial predictors and oral health 59-63 Download
John Roberts Obituary 64-64 Download


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