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Oral Health-related Quality of Life: Current Status and Future Implications

Neha Agrawal, Anshul Aggarwal, Amit K Garg, Narinder Dev Gupta, Rajendra K Tewari, Juhi Gupta

Keywords : Oral health, Patient outcomes, Psychosocial factors, Quality of life

Citation Information : Agrawal N, Aggarwal A, Garg AK, Gupta ND, Tewari RK, Gupta J. Oral Health-related Quality of Life: Current Status and Future Implications. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2021; 15 (2):87-91.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10062-0101

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 26-10-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Quality of life (QoL) is relatively new but a rapidly growing notion in the discipline of dental or oral health. People\'s perception of the mode in which oral diseases, conditions, and treatments influence their symptoms, functions, and well-being is referred to as oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). The effects of oral health and diseases on QoL are the area of research that examines the functional, psychological, social, and economical consequences of oral disorders. The outcomes of OHRQoL have evolved as a means to comprehend and mold not only the clinical practice, dental research, and dental education but also that of the community at large. The idea of “oral health-related quality of life” incarcerates the aim of the new perspective, that is, the ultimate target of dental care, primarily good oral health, should no longer simply be seen as the absence of caries or periodontal disease but also the patient\'s mental and social well-being should be considered equally and ensure access of cure for everyone.


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