Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


The Lancet Commission on Oral Health

In July 2019 The Lancet published a ground-breaking Oral Health Series that highlighted the global public health importance of oral diseases and the need for a radically different policy agenda to tackle this major problem. In recognition of the global public health importance, woeful neglect of oral diseases, and the need for a broader understanding and commitment to global oral health within medicine and global health agendas, The Lancet in early 2020 established a Commission on Oral Health.

What is a Lancet Commission?

A Lancet Commission is a scientific review, inquiry, and response to an urgent and often neglected or understudied health predicament. Lancet Commissions are science-led, international, and multidisciplinary collaborations that aim to achieve transformational change with a particular focus on policy or political action.

Read more about Commissions from The Lancet journals.