Abstract

Why include a chapter on oral health in a rural health textbook? Is dentistry so unique among the health professions that it warrants a separate discussion from a more generic discourse on health services? The answer is yes ... and no. On one hand, there are a number of unique features about oral health and oral health services that set them apart from other health services. On the other hand, just as the mouth is part of the body, oral health is an essential and integral component of overall health and should not be isolated from any analysis of health services.

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Oral Health Oral Cancer Dental Care Rural Health Dental Service 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Isman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.California Department of Health ServicesOffice of Medi-Cal Dental ServicesRancho CordovaUSA
  2. 2.University of California at San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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