Chapter 1 Intro to dental public health
is concerned with the health of all people focusing on the health of a population as a whole rather than the treatment of an individual
what are the three goals of public health (the 3 p's)?
is the employment of strategies and agents concerned with preventing or avoiding a disease before treatment is needed. (ex. dh)
employs routine treatment methods to terminate the disease process and/or restore tissues to as nearly normal as possible; it can also be called restorative care.
employs stratgeies to replace lost tissues through rehabilitation.
dental public health
focuses on the oral health care and education of a population with an emphasis on the utilization of dental hygiene sciences.
community dental health
focuses on the oral health care and education of a population with an emphasis on the utilization of dental hygiene sciences for a SPECIFIC GROUP OF PEOPLE