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Odontologie au cours des missions spatiales habitées : revue narrative

Abstract : Manned space missions are on the rise. Important projects are emerging leading to new issues, mainly of a medical nature. No crew has yet stayed in space as long as a trip to Mars would require. What will be the role of dentistry through these space flights? Answer to this question will be provided by describing the astronauts’ selection criteria and their daily life during space missions, through bibliography and the analysis of space agency documentation. Extending the length of missions increases the risk of general and dental diseases. It is possible to minimize this risk thanks to preventive initiatives, training of the crew and all material available on board. Knowledge in space dentistry in terms of prevention combined with media coverage of space missions could have a positive public health impact by improving oral hygiene, especially among youngest.This work was completed with interviews of key actors in European space medicine giving an overview of current space dentistry.
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Timothée Bourgeois. Odontologie au cours des missions spatiales habitées : revue narrative. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2017. ⟨dumas-02337636⟩