Health Ministry conducts dental survey after two years of postponement

PETALING JAYA: The Wellness Ministry has been conducting a nationwide survey of grownup oral wellbeing to obtain details on dental wellness as very well as dental condition amid Malaysians considering the fact that past month.

Overall health director-standard Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah (pic) reported the Countrywide Health and Morbidity Study: Nationwide Oral Overall health Survey for Adults 2020 (NHMS 2020: NOHSA 2020) will operate until eventually September.

He claimed a overall of 23,000 respondents aged 15 and previously mentioned have been selected for the study.

“The decennial study aims to obtain knowledge on dental health and fitness which will include interviews by 65 inspection teams to 11,300 homes nationwide.

“A complete of 65 inspection teams were shaped precisely for this survey for info selection activities involving interviews and oral examinations that integrated assessment of teeth, gums and oral lesions,” he claimed in a assertion on Thursday (July 28).

NOHSA 2020 that was supposed to be carried out two several years back was postponed owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The last survey that was held in 2010 had proven that 88.9% of Malaysians experienced dental caries when 94% endured from gum conditions.

Dr Noor Hisham mentioned adhering to the survey, the Wellbeing Ministry experienced launched the National Dental Wellbeing Approach 2011-2020 that outlined initiatives and avoidance programmes to tackle the troubles.

“The success of this survey are awaited by several interested events following far more than 10 yrs of the identical examine getting performed.

“It will be employed to consider the usefulness and effects on dental wellbeing initiatives and programmes that have been executed all over the country,” he said.

Dr Noor Hisham additional that the benefits of the survey would also be utilised as the baseline data for the Nationwide Oral Overall health Strategic Strategy (2022-2030).

Rachelle R. Sowell