NA­TIONAL NCD POL­ICY & Strat­egy

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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.

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