Department for Community Dentistry and Graduate Studies, School of Dentistry, University of Copenhagen
Institutional background in brief
The Department for Community Dentistry and Graduate Studies, School of Dentistry, University of Copenhagen is designated WHO Collaborating Centre for Community Oral Health Programmes and Research.
The Department for Community and Graduate Studies carries out research on epidemiology, health promotion and preventive dentistry, sociology, health behaviour, and health systems research. Health systems development is linked with planning and evaluation of oral health services particularly in low-income countries. Research is currently carried out in Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and in the Middle East.
Researchers' profiles in brief
The researchers have sound experience within international health and in relation to health systems research, health promotion, sociology, epidemiology, and organisation of oral health care.
The Department for Community Dentistry functions as a WHO collaborating centre for Community Oral Health Programs and Research. The tasks of the centre include to assist the WHO and Member States to collect, analyse and exchange data, knowledge and experience as regards the oral health situation, health behaviour analyses, and the identification of socio-behavioural determinants in oral health and disease, in developing as well as in developed countries. The role of the centre is also to promote oral health systems research of relevance to planning and evaluation of community programmes in developing as well as in developed countries.
Involvement in capacity development
Danida Enreca projects in Madagascar and Tanzania, Global Forum for Health Research and WHO.
WHO, Ministries of Health in CCEE, Africa, Asia.
Peer reviewed publications
Petersen PE, Kjøller M, Christensen LB, Krustrup U. Changing dentate status of adults, use of dental health services, and achievement of national dental health goals in Denmark by the year 2000. J Public Health Dent 2004; 64: 127-35.
Varenne B, Petersen PE, Ouattara S. Oral health status of children and adults in urban and rural areas of Burkina Faso, Africa. International Dental Journal 2004; 54: 83-89.
Moynihan P, Petersen PE. Diet, nutrition and the prevention of dental diseases. Public Health Nutrition 2004; 7: 201-226.
Petersen PE, Peng B, Tai B, Bian Z, Fan M. Effect of a school-based oral health education programme in Wuhan City, Peoples Republic of China. International Dental Journal 2004; 54: 33-41.
Tai B, Petersen PE, Jiang H, Peng B, Du M. Dental caries and oral health behaviour of 6-year-old schoolchildren in Yichang City, PR China. Chinese J Dent Res 2003; 6: 5-10.
Christensen LB, Petersen PE, Krustrup U, Kjøller M. Self-reported oral hygiene practices among adults in Denmark. Community Dental Health 2003; 20: 229-35.
Christensen LB, Petersen PE, Bhambal A. Oral health and oral health behaviour among 11-13-year-olds in Bhopal, India. Community Dental Health 2003; 20: 153-8.
Almeida CM de, Petersen PE, André SJ, Toscano A. Changing oral health status of 6- and 12-year-old schoolchildren in Portugal. Community Dental Health 2003; 20: 211-6.
Petersen PE. Changing oral health profiles of children in Central and Eastern Europe - challenges for the 21st century. IC Digest 2003; 2: 12-3.
Sundby A, Petersen PE. Oral health status in relation to ethnicity of children in the Municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2003; 13: 150-7.