Global collaborative action is needed to challenge global leaders and other stakeholders – including country and community leaders, health and dental health professionals, public policy and education communities, and the public – to learn the importance of caries as a disease continuum and to participate in action toward the delivery of comprehensive caries prevention and management that can positively influence the continuing problem of caries.
This action should:
- Ensure that primary prevention with appropriate fluoride strategies are in place.
- Promote the preventive control of initial caries lesions through education to change human behaviour and the use of appropriate, evidence-based technologies.
We call upon interested organisations and individuals to join the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future and make a collective commitment to take action and elevate the importance of caries prevention and management as a global health issue.