Despite significant advancements in dentistry, siloed approaches to oral health have failed to reduce the global burden of oral disease. Today, oral diseases affect more than 3.5 billion people, with a disproportionate impact on those who are poor and socially disadvantaged.
The Alliance for Oral Health Across Borders will support oral health awareness and general health improvement through collaboration among diverse communities and health professionals around the world.
The Alliance for Oral Health Across Borders mission is to improve oral health across geographic and cultural borders throughout the world, by promoting the importance of oral care as vital component of well-being in underserved communities.
Today, the Alliance is committed to achieving the following goals…
Create global learning networks for health professionals.
Build conduits among disparate communities through oral health initiatives.
Support oral health leadership capacity.
Enable implementation research.
Promote oral health within the world health agenda.