Periodontal country profiles The Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences in Japan maintains the periodontal component of the WHO oral health data bank. Updated periodontal information is now available.
Information for policy
Oral health priority action area: information systems The burden of oral disease and needs of populations are in transition and oral health systems and scientific knowledge are changing rapidly. In order to meet these challenges effectively public health care administrators and decision-makers need the tools, capacity and information to assess and monitor health needs, choose intervention strategies, design policy options appropriate to their own circumstances, and to improve the performance of the oral health system.
Databases Now updated periodontal information available from Niigata University, Japan. Also available is data from more than 130 countries from Malmö University, Sweden.