NATIONAL NCD POLICY & Strategy
The shared risk factors with other NCDs, e.g. excess sugar intake, carbonated drinks, and smoking.
Commitment by dental professionals to contribute their experience in the prevention and early diagnosis of NCDs. Many undiagnosed NCDs are first suspected and detected by dental practitioners and referred to the medical officers.
Where resources are scarce, dentists are willing to combine their resources and expertise with primary health care providers and teachers in prevention and health promotion strategies.