Preventive and community dentistry is the science and art of preventing oral and dental disorders and boosting peoples' oral and dental health, as well as their overall health. It serves as a patient for the community rather than an individual. Preventive dentistry is a new approach to assisting patients in maintaining a healthy mouth.
Oral epidemiology investigates the factors that contribute to the occurrence of common oral diseases and dental disorders. It is essential to comprehend the link between oral disorders and other chronic conditions. The term "dental epidemiology" refers to the study of the epidemiology of oral diseases.