Dental health

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Santé dentaire


Dental health is a fundamental component of health. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that oral health is an essential and integral component of health, a determinant factor for quality of life, and that it has a scientifically established impact on general health status (WHO, 2003). Still according to the WHO (2018), oral health disorders are the most common non-communicable diseases. Among these disorders and diseases, the most common are caries (tooth decay), periodontal (gum) disease and oral cancer. In fact, dental caries is the most common chronic disease in the world, affecting almost all adults worldwide and 60-90% of school-aged children (Canadian Dental Association, 2017).

Committee approach

The committee has just begun its work on this aspect. Information will be added soon.


Fatiha Chandad

Faculty of Dentistry

Sylvie Louise Avon
Faculty of Dentistry

Aimée Brennan Dawson
Faculty of Dentistry

Nancy Mouradian
Faculty of Dentistry

Élaine Rodrigue
Faculty of Dentistry

Laurie St-Pierre
Faculty of Dentistry

Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ)


PULSAR has developed a conceptual framework for exploring and identifying the best ways to measure and evaluate specific aspects of sustainable health. This framework makes it possible to take stock of existing tools and measures and categorize and classify them according to various criteria such as ease of use, complexity, and implementation cost. Once established by consensus by our committees, this system will provide a quick overview of the tools and measures proposed by PULSAR for each dimension of interest. The conceptual framework is re-evaluated annually to allow the committees to make improvements so it can be used to develop multiple indicators of sustainable health.

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