Childhood cancer presents as one of the major causes of death worldwide. Collaborative cancer care, which must include oral health, is indispensable to improve patients’ overall treatment outcomes and quality of life.
FDI has teamed up with oral health non-profit Smile Train to integrate regular and focused dental care into the treatment and care plan of children with clefts to help address oral hygiene challenges and prevent oral disease.
FDI spoke with Dr Makino about how early childhood caries (ECC) affect children, parents, and the wider community. We also discussed the importance of involving educators as well as parents/caregivers in developing and reinforcing children’s good oral health and hygiene habits.
FDI and the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) developed a minimum Adult Oral Health Standard Set (AOHSS) for use in clinical practice, research, advocacy and population health.