Preventive and Community Dentistry

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Preventive dentistry is the modern way of helping patients to keep a healthy mouth. It helps preserve dental and oral tissues. The two main causes of tooth loss are decay and gum diseases. The better the way of prevention or dealing with these two problems, the higher the chance of keeping teeth for life. The department of Developmental Sciences is assessing the effectiveness of dental traumatic injuries’ educational message on school teachers in Beirut and Correlation between cervical vertebral maturation and hand-wrist maturity indicators in a sample of Lebanese population. Moreover, assessment of community needs and implementations of dental health education programs is also of special concerns.

Recently, research within this domain use and upgrade existing preventive technologies to their best advantage and to devise even better preventive measures for the population who are at highest risk of caries and periodontal disease.