Office of the Chief Dental Officer

The mandate of Office of the Chief Dental Officer is to advance population level oral health through:

  • health promotion
  • disease prevention
  • professional/technical guidance

Special emphasis is placed on vulnerable populations.

There is no health without oral health.

The Office of the Chief Dental Officer fulfills its mandate in 3 key activity areas.

Oral health leadership

In this area the office works with partners and stakeholders nationally and globally. Its objective is identifying emerging issues, as well as:

  • advising
  • convening
  • facilitating
  • building consensus

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Oral health evidence

In this area the office works with partners and stakeholders to:

  • identify data and knowledge gaps
  • inform and support oral health surveillance and research
  • develop and disseminate analysis

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Oral health integration

In this area the office works with partners and stakeholders to integrate oral health knowledge into health:

  • policies
  • programs
  • practice

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