WHO Finds Europe Has the Highest Rates of Oral Disease in the World
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a call to action to the European region whose oral disease rates are through the roof. A recently published report notes that 50.1% of all European residents have a significant oral disease such as caries or periodontitis; this is the highest rate of the six WHO regions. The European region also had the second highest number of oral cancer cases. Additionally, more than 20% of European countries do not have an oral health professional in their ministries of health. The WHO is calling on European leaders to immediately implement changes so residents are able to access effective and affordable oral healthcare. Click here to read more.