One of the missions of KDA is to promote optimal oral and general health for all peoples. This page features news relevant to dental public health and oral health promotion.
The main public oral health issues are:
Oral health is an integral part of general health and has a huge impact on well-being and the Kenyan economies
In many parts of the world, an alarming increase of oral diseases, such as caries and oral cancer can be observed.
It is important to address oral health with an integrated approach based on the prevention of common risks such as excess flouride in drinking water, tobacco use, high sugar consumption and poor hygiene.
Moreover,appropriate workforce planning and health systems strengthening are necessary to provide affordable oral health care for all