June 2021

Volume 38, Issue 2

Racism and oral health inequities; an introduction [Special issue of Community Dental Health, to be disseminated at the ‘Racism and oral health inequities’ International Association for Dental Research symposium, July 2021, Boston, USA]

Authors: L. M. Jamieson
doi: 10.1922/CDH_IADRJamiesonIntro01

Abstract

Contemporary evidence shows that: (i) racial minorities often bear the greatest burden of oral diseases; (ii) there are notable differences between socially advantaged and disadvantaged racial groups and; (iii) racial inequities in oral health persist over time and across space. In the four papers that follow, we seek to contribute to the discourse around oral health and racial inequities through recognition that racism has a structural basis and is embedded in long-standing social policy in almost every developed (and developing) nation. The papers formed the basis of a symposium entitled ‘Racism and oral health inequities’ at the 99th General Session of the International Association of Dental Research held July 2021 in Boston, United States. The authors responded to the international Black Lives Matter movement that gained momentum in 2019, responding in many calls to arms for greater exposure to the insidious impacts on racism on all facets of health and wellbeing, and the regulatory regimes in which they operate.

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