Cuba makes achievements in oral health

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Cuba has reached the goal of children's oral cavity health two years ahead of the deadline set by the World Health Organization (WHO), Estela Gispen, president of the Cuban Society of Stomatology, said on Monday.

According to WHO's requirement, 50 percent of the Cuban children aged between five and six should be free of caries.

Gispen noted that figures of people with teeth lost have declined, adding that 85 percent of the young people aged at 18 own all their teeth.

She said the Cuban government aimed to decrease 40 percent of the previous dental caries and increase 15 percent the figure of people without gingival and periodontal diseases by the year 2015.

She also spoke about the nation's development of a detection system for early diagnosis of oral cancer, and stressed the resumption of dental services in more than 1,300 places.

The achievements will be listed in the International Convention Dentistry 2010 to be held in Havana this week, she added.

Source: Xinhua

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