Hortzetako txantxarraetiopatogeniaren garapena eta osasun publikoaren erronka

  1. Fernández-Bonet, Jon 1
  2. Marichalar-Mendia, Xabier 1
  3. Lertxundi, Aitana 1
  1. 1 Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea UPV/EHU
Ekaia: Euskal Herriko Unibertsitateko zientzi eta teknologi aldizkaria

ISSN: 0214-9001

Year of publication: 2023

Issue: 44

Pages: 11-26

Type: Article

DOI: 10.1387/EKAIA.24615 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Sustainable development goals


Knowledge about the etiopathogenesis of dental caries has advanced a great deal in recent decades. Nevertheless, the disease remains a great challenge for public health. It is necessary to continue the research and implement new preventive strategies, especially in the most vulnerable communities, taking into account the sociodemographic factors that influence the onset of the disease. Currently, the individual preventive strategy is not effective to deal with caries inequalities. Dental caries experience has decreased in recent decades with the implementation of the PADI program and the fluoridation of waters in the region of the Basque Country, being among the best in Europe. However, lower social classes still have much higher caries experience than the rest. That is why it is very important that, if the Basque Government finally stops the fluoridation of water, methodologically rigorous studies are carried out to evaluate the impact of this measure, especially on vulnerable groups.