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Revista de Salud Pública

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DIAZ MURILLO, María del Pilar. Oral health: a matter of culture?. Rev. salud pública [online]. 1999, vol.1, n.1, pp.43-52. ISSN 0124-0064.

This article emphasizes on the need to study oral health from a social and cultural perspective, bearing in mind that its importance, the benefits of treatments, the origin of oral problems and even the oral health services are subject to different interpretations. The perceptions of people, mediated by culture, could make individuals act in particular way which not always agrees with that of health professionals.

Keywords : Oral health; perception of risk; perceived morbidity; medical anthropology; anthropology of health; conceptions of health and disease.

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