In the field of Cariology there are a number of organisations which pursue the same ultimate goal of ORCA which is to promote oral health through scientific understanding of the aetiology, pathogenesis, prevention and management of dental caries and other disorders of dental hard tissues.
On this page, concise information about these organisations is given including their websites.
World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) works with 6 Regional offices, i.e. African Region, Region of the Americas, South-East Asian Region, European Region, Eastern Mediterranean Region, Western Pacific Region, to promote better health to all citzens.
The European Commission (EU) works to protect and promote the health of European people. Websites:
DG Sanco: ec.europa.eu/health/index_en.htm
EU Health Portal: ec.europa.eu/health-eu/
PHEA (public health executive agency): ec.europa.eu/phea/index_en.html
DG Research: ec.europa.eu/research/
International Association for Dental Research
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR), headquartered in USA, is a nonprofit organization with nearly 12,000 members worldwide. Its mission is: to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide; to support and represent the oral health research community; and to facilitate the communication and application of research findings.
European Association of Dental Public Health
The European Association of Dental Public Health (EADPH) is an international and independent science-based forum for professionals having a special interest in dental public health and community dentistry.
European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD)
The European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry is an organization of individuals whose primary concern is in the area(s) of practice, education and/or research specifically related to the specialty of Paediatric Dentistry. It purpose shall be the advancement of the specialty of Paediatric Dentistry for the benefit of the oral health of children.
The EQUATOR Network
The EQUATOR (Enhancing the QUAlity and Transparency Of health Research) Network is an international initiative that seeks to improve reliability and value of medical research literature by promoting transparent and accurate reporting of research studies. The EQUATOR organizes Symposium, holds Annual Lecture and regularly posts newsletter at its website.
The Platform for Better Oral Health in Europe
is a joint initiative of the Association for Dental Education in Europe (ADEE), the Council of European Chief Dental Officers (CECDO), the European Association of Dental Public
Health (EADPH) and the International Dental Health Foundation (IDHF). The
Platform has been created to respond to the Call to Action for Better Oral
Health in Europe handed over to Health Commissioner Dalli by several
Members of the European Parliament in 2010. The mission of the Platform is
to promote oral health and the cost-effective prevention of oral diseases
It seeks a common European approach towards education, prevention and
access to better oral health in Europe.