PhD Confirmation Seminar
Strategies to improve oral health among children and adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disability in rural India
Philcy Philip is a community dentist working at the Bangalore Baptist Hospital, in Karnataka, India. He completed his Masters in Dental Public & Primary Health at the University of Western Australia and has been involved with initiating and organizing dental outreach programs for the marginalised and disadvantaged communities in the outskirts of the city of Bangalore.
Children and adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities have been found to have worse oral health than the general population. This disparity is exaggerated in rural communities where access to care is restricted. Oral health is not a priority for carers and dental care is mostly ignored. Dentists in rural communities are ill equipped to deal with these issues. As a result, children with IDD suffer greatly because of poor oral health.
This project will explore oral health issues in children and adolescents with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities living in rural India and look into strategies and interventions that could help improve oral health in this cohort.
Prof. Nathan Grills, Nossal Institute for Global Health, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, University of Melbourne.
Dr. Gregory Armstrong, Nossal Institute for Global Health, Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, University of Melbourne.
Prof. Rob Moodie, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne.
Prof. Mike Morgan, Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne.
Dr. Mathew Lim, Dds4 Clinical Lead, Melbourne Dental School.
Zoom meeting on Oct 7, 2022 02:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
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