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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 134-136

Improving low awareness and inadequate access to oral health care in Nigeria: The role of dentists, the government & non-governmental agencies.


Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

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A O Olusile
Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Nigeria
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In Nigeria presently, dentistry and oral health issues are not receiving priority attention. There is a general low awareness and inadequate access to oral health care in Nigeria, consequently, the oral health of the populace is getting worse and the morbidity is high. For a broad-based approach to the problems of oral health care in Nigeria there is the need for concerted efforts among the Dentists, the Government and Non-Governmental Organizations.


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