New WHO publication

World Health Organization (2013). Oral Health Surveys – Basic Methods (5th edition). Geneva: WHO Professor Poul Erik Petersen, WHO Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland:
The WHO manual provides the guidelines for assessing the oral health status of populations through clinical assessment, self-assessment of oral health and by gathering information on socio-behavioural risk factors. The manual also emphasizes the need for countries to establish oral health surveillance systems based on regular surveys. The WHO approach to surveillance encourages the incorporation of oral health into national health surveillance systems.

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