Public Oral Health Forum – a Game Changer for Rural Communities

Public Oral Health Forum – a Game Changer for Rural Communities

The Public Health Oral Forum is a critical think tank, advocacy and discussion platform that has been established by oral health care workers working for the South African government. Founded in February 2018, it seeks to unite oral health professions behind a call to advance the promotion and preservation of oral health worker rights and the communities they serve. It seeks to address the structural inequity that was inherited by the public oral health system at the end of apartheid which saw access to and the quality of oral health services determined by socio-economic class struggles and race.