The role of pharmacists in oral health
This event will discuss the role of community pharmacists in promoting oral health and the links between oral health and other non-communicable diseases. Also, the event will address the needs for additional training, interprofessional education and collaborative practice models between dentistry and pharmacy. Key interventions by community pharmacists in oral health care from different parts of the world will be presented.
Aim: To discuss the role of pharmacists in oral health, describe how pharmacists’ interventions in oral health can contribute to the prevention of non-communicable diseases, and explore interprofessional education and collaborative practice models between dentistry and pharmacy.
1. Understand the importance of oral health in the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCD), such as cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, cancer and diabetes;
2. Explore the role of community pharmacists in promoting oral health care;
3. Discuss the need for oral health care training and education resources that support pharmacists deliver improved and responsive oral health care interventions;
4. Explore interprofessional collaborative practice models between dentists and pharmacists.