An introduction to oral health inequalities among Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations

Gloria C. Mejia, Eleanor J. Parker, Lisa M. Jamieson

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This overview revealed that substantial oral health inequalities exist between Indigenous and non-Indigenous child and adult populations in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand, with evidence suggesting that these inequalities are increasing. Despite the marked differences in geography, culture, language and history experienced by these groups, it is notable how similar the oral health inequalities were. A number ol reasons are discussed in the paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-215
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Dental Journal
Issue number3 SUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished or Issued - Jun 2010


  • Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples
  • Inequalities
  • Oral health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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