MedDent

Thematic objective: A.2 Support to education, research, technological development and innovation
Priority: Priority A.2.1 Support technological transfer and commercialisation of research results, strengthening the linkages between research, industry and other private sector actors
Brief description of the project: This project aim to promote dental health education. MedDent is following the WHO recommendation to incorporate oral health in health policies. Oral diseases are the most common and the most expensive chronic diseases. Oral health affects general health and has many co-morbidities as endocarditis, as cardiovascular and as diabetes. MedDent by creating a network of dental eduction institutions and to involve them in prevention, cost-efficientes therapies, and teledentistry plateform will benefit for patient healt and quality of life.
Main objectives – issues to be addressed: MedDent is following the WHO recommendation to incorporate oral health in health policies. Oral diseases are the most common and the most expensive chronic diseases and their prevalence, their impact on individuals and society, and the expense of their treatment are generally underestimated. Oral health affects general health and has many co-morbidities as endocarditis, as cardiovascular and as diabetes.
Expected results: Decrease of dental pathology prevalence, increase of quality of life Index used: GOHIP-14) Oral health-related quality of life will be measured to assess co-morbidities. Quality of Life: General quality of life will be measured with the General Health Survey SF-12 (46) based on the more widely used SF-36 (47), which has the advantage of being considerably shorter and therefore less burdensome for older people. URGENCY level (PAHO): Oral urgency level according to WHO indices.
Partners already involved: Université LIbanaise
Partners searched: government, regional health autorities, reserach center, eduction center
Total estimated budget: 4m€
First name: frederic
Last name: cuisinier
Name of the organisation: Université Montpellier
Type of organisation: University/research centre
City: Montpellier
Country: France
Email: frederic.cuisinier@umontpellier.fr
Phone number: +33686465699
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