The impact of gender on caries prevalence and risk assessment

Esperanza Angeles Martinez-Mier, Andrea Ferreira Zandona

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Dental caries remains a common disease worldwide. There is evidence indicating that many caries risk factors provide a gender bias, placing women at a higher caries risk. Generally, dental caries disproportionally affects the poor and racial or ethnic minorities worldwide, with women suffering more from the disease. Differences in access to care as reflected by untreated caries rates also reflect gender disparities. There is a lack of evidence in regard to gender differences and dental caries. Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop the evidence necessary to meet the oral health needs of both women and men worldwide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-315
Number of pages15
JournalDental Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013


  • Dental caries
  • Gender disparities
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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