The World Health Organization has called for action to put an end to the alarming state of oral health globally. Will it be possible to achieve the vision of “oral health for all,” or is this a lofty goal that is out of reach? There is growing awareness that good oral health is essential, and that the inequalities in oral health status are untenable.
At the same time, extensive knowledge and evidence for effective prevention and care are available. What are the bottlenecks and roadblocks for action? The session will delve into these and other crucial questions, presenting concrete examples from various countries, the latest data, and innovative public health research. In this lecture, we explore the opportunities for change and reform that can help improve access to oral health for everyone.