the landmark resolution on oral health adopted in 2021 by the World Health Assembly—WHA74.5—is
a game changer that opens a promising window of opportunity to improve oral health
promotion and address the needs of people affected by oral diseases and conditions.
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Dr. Varenne is a Dental Officer, Oral Health Programme, Non-communicable Diseases Department, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.
Published online: March 25, 2022
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