Quality Oral Health for the LGBTQ+ Population

Many LGBTQ+ individuals face health disparities linked to societal stigma and discrimination that equate to a denial of their civil and human rights. Identified as a “health disparity population,” this community faces reduced access to healthcare and a higher burden of certain diseases, such as depression, cancer, and HIV/AIDS. LGBTQ+ individuals also face higher rates of dental anxiety, self-reported oral health problems, and unmet oral health needs.

Click here to read article written by Dr. Kaz Rafia, DDS, MBA, MPH, is the chief health equity officer at the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.


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