Journal of International Society of Preventive and Community Dentistry

: 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 183--188

Are dentists involved in the treatment of obesity?

Mohamed Y Kharma1, Ghassan Aws2, Bassel Tarakji3 
1 Department Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental School, Aleppo University, Aleppo, Syria; Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Al-Farabi Colleges, KSA
2 Department of Oral Science, Al-Farabi Colleges, KSA
3 Department of Oral Medicine, Al-Farabi Colleges, KSA

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Mohamed Y Kharma
Al-Farabi Colleges, Jeddah, KSA

The morbidity and mortality associated with being overweight or obese have been known to the medical profession to be related with an increased risk of associated diseases. This article provides an overview of obesity and addresses possible strategies for the management of this important public health concern. This narrative review sheds light on the problem of obesity and the necessity of professional oral health care to work in partnership with the medical team for managing obesity. In this regard, general dental practitioners should at least reinforce their knowledge regarding obesity and understand their potential role in the treatment and management of obese patients.

How to cite this article:
Kharma MY, Aws G, Tarakji B. Are dentists involved in the treatment of obesity?.J Int Soc Prevent Communit Dent 2016;6:183-188

How to cite this URL:
Kharma MY, Aws G, Tarakji B. Are dentists involved in the treatment of obesity?. J Int Soc Prevent Communit Dent [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Aug 14 ];6:183-188
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