• 45% of the global population is affected by one or more untreated oral disease or condition.
  • These conditions are linked to high sugar consumption, tobacco or alcohol use and wider social, commercial, and political determinants of oral health.
  • Thailand has made a wide range of oral health services available through its Universal Health Coverage (UHC) packages, reaching the entire population through three national health insurance schemes.
  • Tackling oral health with a “health-in-all-policies” approach that involves all relevant stakeholders has been vital to ensuring oral health in Thailand.
  • It’s time to accelerate the roll-out of UHC, which includes noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like oral health conditions.

Tackling oral disease in Thailand through UHC