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Title: Preliminary studies on oral health conditions in Malta
Authors: Mangion, Joseph John
Olivieri-Munroe, Charles
Keywords: Mouth -- Care and hygiene -- Malta -- Case studies
Periodontal disease -- Malta -- Case studies
Dental caries -- Malta -- Case studies
Mouth -- Diseases -- Malta -- Prevention
Issue Date: 1968
Publisher: The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette
Citation: Mangion, J.J., & Olivieri-Munroe, C. (1968). Preliminary studies on oral health conditions in Malta. The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette, 3(2), 112-115.
Abstract: This is a paper read at the 1st International Symposium on Dental Hygiene Education held in Rome 3 to 5th May 1968. Reference is made to several surveys aimed to study the oral condition of the Maltese population. Comparisons with similar studies effected overseas are outlined and percentages focused on children`s results are described. Several outcomes indicate that the state of affairs in Maltese children is mainly due to lack of dental health education. Additionally, a more correct assessment of the oral health of the Maltese population will be made when further surveys are carried out on a larger number of persons of a wider socio-economic status. Of utmost importance is the prevention of disease, which is the prerogative of the public health administration, whereby it is also suggested that oral hygiene education should start as early as possible.
Appears in Collections:TSLHG, Volume 3, Issue 2
TSLHG, Volume 3, Issue 2

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