Working to Improve the Oral Health of Young Indigenous Children in Canada

Speaker(s) Featured: Robert Schroth


This video focuses on the common oral diseases that children from low-income households, newcomer and refugee families, rural and remote regions of Canada, First Nations, Metis and Inuit populations. Schroth states that the rate of dental surgery for children is 7.8 more likely than children in more affluent neighbourhoods. As well, First Nations, Metis and Inuit children frequently experience a more severe form of the disease called Severe Early Childhood Caries, which increases the risk of decay through childhood and adolescence. The focal point of this video is the overall negative affect poor dental health can have on a child’s overall wellbeing.

Primary Theme

Oral health