Illustration of happy teeth protesting against caries.

Spotlight on Caries

Caries is the most common disease in the world. In total, there are around 3 billion people – children and adults – with untreated caries walking on this earth. But despite the fact that caries globally is a major health problem with high societal costs, it is not a priority when it comes to research funding.

Photo: Jens Magnusson