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No Mental Health Without Oral Health: Actions for Closing the Gap



2021 IADR/AADR/CADR General Session

The 99th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR was to be held in conjunction with the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 45th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, from July 21-24, 2021 as a Virtual Experience.

The recordings in this library from the meeting are a selection of the science that was to be presented as part of the General Session. These recordings give you the opportunity to participate in the meeting and hear from leading researchers. The recordings include IADR Distinguished Lecture Series speakers, the IADR Academy and symposia from a collection of scientific groups and networks.

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Session Description 
The increasing burden of mental illness is a major public health challenge globally. Striking health and social inequalities exist between people with mental illness and the rest of the population. People with severe mental disorders have significantly higher rates of physical co-morbidity (e.g. diabetes and cardiovascular disease), which in turn lead to higher rates of mortality from preventable physical ill health. Reducing this physical co-morbidity is key to support recovery from mental illness, and reduce inequalities. Yet, despite being a vital part of physical health, little attention has been given to the significant burden of oral diseases that people with mental illness bear. Given the bidirectional relationship between oral health and mental health, neglecting this oral disease burden would hinder recovery from mental illness.

The aim of this symposium is to present recent research on the (i) physical, psychosocial, and economic impacts of oral health inequalities amongst people with mental illness; (ii) evidence syntheses of interventions to improve oral health amongst this group of people; (iii) theory of multilevel enablers of dental care utilisation amongst people with mental illness; and (iv) setting patient-centred research priorities to close the gap. Additionally, this symposium will call for a wider international multidisciplinary collaboration hosted by an IADR forum where research, good practice and learning about oral and mental health are shared.

   Learning Objectives
  • Understand the physical, psychosocial, and economic impacts of oral health inequalities amongst people with mental illness.
  • Summarise evidence and theory of interventions to improve oral health and dental care utilisation amongst people with mental illness.
  • Discuss and share learning around setting patient-centred research priorities to close the gap in oral health amongst people with mental illness.
Presentation Date
July 21, 2021

Presenters
Steve Kisely - No Mental Health Without Oral Health: What is the Evidence Telling Us?
Virginia Dickson-Swift - Can the Mind Meet the Mouth? Developing a Theory on Dental Care Interventions for People With Mental Illness
Nilufar Ahmed - Can you Hear me? Coproduction of Dental Care Interventions With People With Mental Illness and Other Stakeholders
Easter Joury - Closing the Gap: Research Priorities and Invitation for International Research Collaboration in Mental and Oral Health

Sponsoring Groups/Networks
Behavioral, Epidemiologic, and Health Services Research, Global Oral Health Inequalities Research Network

CE Credits
1.5 Contact Hours

Financial Interest Disclosure:
NONE

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