Oral Health-Related Quality of Life

Oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) measures the functional and psychosocial outcomes of oral disorders. It is a multidimensional construct that includes a subjective evaluation of the individual'soral health, functional well-being, emotional well-being, expectations and satisfaction with care, and sense of self. It has wide-reaching applications in survey and clinical research.

It is now generally accepted in the research community that (OHRQoL) measures are as essential as clinical indicators when assessing the oral health of individuals and populations, making clinical decisions, and evaluating dental interventions, services, and programs. The department of Developmental Sciences performs research related to (OHRQoL). Currently, a survey in form of a questionnaire is being prepared and it aims to evaluate knowledge, attitude and practice of expected mothers about infant oral health and their oral hygiene practices in Beirut, Lebanon in a way to increase the oral health awareness among future mothers. The upcoming research aims to enhance the oral health related quality of life.