Oral health is a fundamental but overlooked component of the overall health and well-being of children and adults. The WHO manual Oral Health Surveys: Basic Methods has encouraged countries to conduct internationally comparable standardized oral health surveys. There is a need to promote oral health in this area so that they can better understand the importance of oral health. This manual aims to encourage national oral health survey planners to standardize the measurements of oral diseases and conditions that are important for the planning and evaluation of oral health programs, as well as to ensure the comparability of data collected across a wide range of environments.
This cross-sectional oral health survey aimed to assess the dental health status of children aged 6 and 12 in Transylvania, in correlation with their family history, oral health behavior and the intake of sweets. The World Health Organization (WHO) has a long tradition of epidemiological survey methodology, including a description of diagnostic criteria that can be easily understood and applied in public health programs around the world. The oral health data website contains data for select indicators from the National Oral Health Surveillance System (NOHSS). There are few published articles on the assessment of oral health status and oral health behavior among the disadvantaged population in Nepal.