Education that increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of health on a personal or community basis.
The total of dental diagnostic, preventive, and restorative services provided to meet the needs of a patient (from Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry, 1982).
Use for articles concerning dental education in general.
Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of dentistry.
Localized destruction of the tooth surface initiated by decalcification of the enamel followed by enzymatic lysis of organic structures and leading to cavity formation. If left unchecked, the cavity may penetrate the enamel and dentin and reach the pulp.
The level of health of the individual, group, or population as subjectively assessed by the individual or by more objective measures.
Branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability, and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population on the international, national, state, or municipal level.
Health Education, Dental
Education which increases the awareness and favorably influences the attitudes and knowledge relating to the improvement of dental health on a personal or community basis.
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Delivery of Health Care
The concept concerned with all aspects of providing and distributing health services to a patient population.
Dental Care for Chronically Ill
Facilities where dental care is provided to patients.
Dental Care for Children
The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a dental school.
Attitude to Health
Public attitudes toward health, disease, and the medical care system.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
Behaviors expressed by individuals to protect, maintain or promote their health status. For example, proper diet, and appropriate exercise are activities perceived to influence health status. Life style is closely associated with health behavior and factors influencing life style are socioeconomic, educational, and cultural.
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
Education, Medical, Continuing
Dental Health Services
Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.
Use for general articles concerning medical education.
Dental Care for Disabled
Area Health Education Centers
Health Services Accessibility
The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.
Educational attainment or level of education of individuals.
Health Care Reform
Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.
Education, Dental, Continuing
Educational programs designed to inform dentists of recent advances in their fields.
Insurance providing coverage for dental care.
Dental Care for Aged
The giving of attention to the special dental needs of the elderly for proper maintenance or treatment. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.
Use for general articles concerning nursing education.
Health Care Surveys
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.
Primary Health Care
Health Services Needs and Demand
Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
The seeking and acceptance by patients of health service.
Education, Public Health Professional
Education and training in PUBLIC HEALTH for the practice of the profession.
Formal education and training in preparation for the practice of a profession.
Quality of Health Care
Planning for needed health and/or welfare services and facilities.
A film that attaches to teeth, often causing DENTAL CARIES and GINGIVITIS. It is composed of MUCINS, secreted from salivary glands, and microorganisms.
The concept pertaining to the health status of inhabitants of the world.
The status of health in rural populations.
School Health Services
Community Health Services
Attitude of Health Personnel
Education, Dental, Graduate
Professions or other business activities directed to the cure and prevention of disease. For occupations of medical personnel who are not physicians but who are working in the fields of medical technology, physical therapy, etc., ALLIED HEALTH OCCUPATIONS is available.
General Practice, Dental
Nonspecialized dental practice which is concerned with providing primary and continuing dental care.
The room or rooms in which the dentist and dental staff provide care. Offices include all rooms in the dentist's office suite.
Education via communication media (correspondence, radio, television, computer networks) with little or no in-person face-to-face contact between students and teachers. (ERIC Thesaurus, 1997)
Rural Health Services
Health Services Research
The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
The nonexpendable items used by the dentist or dental staff in the performance of professional duties. (From Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p106)
Services for the diagnosis and treatment of disease and the maintenance of health.
Instructional materials used in teaching.
Public Health Administration
Management of public health organizations or agencies.
Dental Health Surveys
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to dental or oral health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
Health Status Disparities
An alloy used in restorative dentistry that contains mercury, silver, tin, copper, and possibly zinc.
The promotion and maintenance of physical and mental health in the work environment.
Societies whose membership is limited to dentists.
National Health Programs
The status of health in urban populations.
Individuals licensed to practice DENTISTRY.
Education, Medical, Undergraduate
Preferentially rated health-related activities or functions to be used in establishing health planning goals. This may refer specifically to PL93-641.
Radiographic techniques used in dentistry.
Schools, Health Occupations
Schools which offer training in the area of health.
Public Health Practice
The activities and endeavors of the public health services in a community on any level.
Educational programs designed to ensure that students attain prespecified levels of competence in a given field or training activity. Emphasis is on achievement or specified objectives.
Dental Service, Hospital
Hospital department providing dental care.
The process of formulating, improving, and expanding educational, managerial, or service-oriented work plans (excluding computer program development).
Education, Medical, Graduate
The science of controlling or modifying those conditions, influences, or forces surrounding man which relate to promoting, establishing, and maintaining health.
Interviews as Topic
The granting of a license to practice dentistry.
Child Health Services
Organized services to provide health care for children.
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in an educational institution.
Health Care Rationing
Planning for the equitable allocation, apportionment, or distribution of available health resources.
Public Health Nursing
A nursing specialty concerned with promoting and protecting the health of populations, using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences to develop local, regional, state, and national health policy and research. It is population-focused and community-oriented, aimed at health promotion and disease prevention through educational, diagnostic, and preventive programs.
A chronic endemic form of hypoplasia of the dental enamel caused by drinking water with a high fluorine content during the time of tooth formation, and characterized by defective calcification that gives a white chalky appearance to the enamel, which gradually undergoes brown discoloration. (Jablonski's Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p286)
Preventive Health Services
Services designed for HEALTH PROMOTION and prevention of disease.
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated
A health care system which combines physicians, hospitals, and other medical services with a health plan to provide the complete spectrum of medical care for its customers. In a fully integrated system, the three key elements - physicians, hospital, and health plan membership - are in balance in terms of matching medical resources with the needs of purchasers and patients. (Coddington et al., Integrated Health Care: Reorganizing the Physician, Hospital and Health Plan Relationship, 1994, p7)
Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.
Educational institutions providing facilities for teaching and research and authorized to grant academic degrees.
Mental Health Services
Organized services to provide mental health care.
World Health Organization
Practice Management, Dental
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
Allied Health Personnel
Health care workers specially trained and licensed to assist and support the work of health professionals. Often used synonymously with paramedical personnel, the term generally refers to all health care workers who perform tasks which must otherwise be performed by a physician or other health professional.
Schools, Public Health
Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of public health.
Maternal Health Services
Organized services to provide health care to expectant and nursing mothers.
Health Care Sector
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Activities and programs intended to assure or improve the quality of care in either a defined medical setting or a program. The concept includes the assessment or evaluation of the quality of care; identification of problems or shortcomings in the delivery of care; designing activities to overcome these deficiencies; and follow-up monitoring to ensure effectiveness of corrective steps.
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.
Community Health Centers
Comprehensive Dental Care
Dense fibrous layer formed from mesodermal tissue that surrounds the epithelial enamel organ. The cells eventually migrate to the external surface of the newly formed root dentin and give rise to the cementoblasts that deposit cementum on the developing root, fibroblasts of the developing periodontal ligament, and osteoblasts of the developing alveolar bone.
Occupational Health Services
Professionals who plan, organize and direct health education programs for the individual, groups and the community.
Education, Nursing, Continuing
Community Health Planning
Medically Underserved Area
A geographic location which has insufficient health resources (manpower and/or facilities) to meet the medical needs of the resident population.
Persons living in the United States having origins in any of the black groups of Africa.
The study of NUTRITION PROCESSES as well as the components of food, their actions, interaction, and balance in relation to health and disease.
Health Plan Implementation
Those actions designed to carry out recommendations pertaining to health plans or programs.
Performance of activities or tasks traditionally performed by professional health care providers. The concept includes care of oneself or one's family and friends.
The practice of dentistry concerned with preventive as well as diagnostic and treatment programs in a circumscribed population.
Students, Health Occupations
Individuals enrolled in a school or formal educational program in the health occupations.
"Decayed, missing and filled teeth," a routinely used statistical concept in dentistry.
Regional Health Planning
Planning for health resources at a regional or multi-state level.
Women's Health Services
Quality of Life
Available manpower, facilities, revenue, equipment, and supplies to produce requisite health care and services.