Oral Epidemiology : A Textbook on Oral Health Conditions, Research Topics and Methods
(1st ed. 2021)
Part of the Textbooks in Contemporary Dentistry series
This intermediate textbook on oral epidemiology is designed to meet the needs of advanced students in the fields of Dentistry and Oral Health and dentists in the early stages of their career.
Readers will find detailed information on the epidemiology of individual diseases and disorders and on hot topics and methods in oral health research.
The extensive first part of the book explores the international epidemiological literature regarding a wide range of conditions, from dental caries and periodontal diseases to halitosis and malocclusions.
In each case, the prevalence, disease-specific measures, and associated factors are identified.
Attention is then focused on cutting-edge research topics in oral epidemiology, such as the intriguing mechanisms linking oral diseases and chronic general diseases, life course epidemiology, and the role of socioeconomic determinants of oral health.
The final part of the book is devoted to description of the epidemiological methods and tools applied in the field of oral health.
Here, the coverage includes validation of questionnaires, data collection and data analyses, and systematic reviews and meta-analyses.