What is it about?

The comprehensive review highlights the oral health diseases and dental care challenges faced by refugees and asylum seekers in various settings in the world.

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Why is it important?

Globally, there has been an exponential increase in the number of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons in recent years. This review brings to light the burden of oral disease in these populations and the challenges they encounter when in need of dental care. It is a useful reference document for anyone interested in the oral health of these populations.


The findings of this study motivated my interest to further research this often neglected aspect of health in populations that facing enormous challenges at several fronts. Hopefully, with good oral health, the individuals will be able to smile despite their daily struggles.

Mark Keboa
McGill University

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This page is a summary of: The oral health of refugees and asylum seekers: a scoping review, Globalization and Health, October 2016, Springer Science + Business Media,
DOI: 10.1186/s12992-016-0200-x.
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