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AL Ghofaily, Sakhar Mohammed
AL Harbi, Abdullah Awadh
AL Duhayan, Sulaiman Helal
AL Oraymah, Mohammed Fahad
AL Harbi, Yasser Ghallab
AL Aloula, Ali Suliman
AL Azmiy, Barakat Shumilan


Oral Health Disparities, Access to Dental Care, Socioeconomic Factors, Geographic Accessibility, Dental Insurance, Health Equity, Community Health Programs, Policy Interventions


This article presents a critical review of oral health disparities, with a particular focus on the access to dental care across different populations. Despite advancements in dental medicine, significant gaps persist in oral health outcomes and access to services, influenced by a complex interplay of socioeconomic, geographic, and systemic factors. This review synthesizes current research on the barriers to dental care, including financial constraints, lack of insurance coverage, geographic inaccessibility, and cultural and linguistic challenges. It also examines the broader impacts of these disparities on physical and psychological health, as well as their economic implications. Through an analysis of various strategies and interventions aimed at improving access to dental care, this article highlights the need for comprehensive policy reforms, community engagement, and technological innovations to address these disparities. The discussion emphasizes the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in bridging the oral health gap and calls for concerted efforts from healthcare providers, policymakers, and community leaders.


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