New Oral Health Foundation strategy
The Oral Health Foundation has released its new corporate strategy, titled ‘Better oral health for all’.
They are aiming to focus not just on the UK but also global oral health demands and inequalities, from now until 2024.
The Oral Health Foundation’s strategy is available to view and download on their website: https://www.dentalhealth.org/News/the-oral-health-foundation-launches-new-strategy
6 August 2019
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The House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee is holding an inquiry into dentistry services. The Committee is inviting written submissions on the following issues:
• What is the state of the relationship between the NHS and dentistry? How satisfactory are the arrangements for the provision of dental services by the NHS? Are current arrangements contributing to the widening of health inequality? • How could access to NHS dentistry be improved? Are there inequalities in access to dentistry services? If so, why, and what could be done to address them? • Where does dentistry fit within NHS primary care services? What opportunities are presented by the development of primary care networks? • What issues are affecting the wider dental workforce? What steps need to be taken to address them? Is sufficient data available on the workforce and if not, how should it be improved? • What are the issues in commissioning and payment systems for NHS dental services? How can they be improved? • What needs to be included in, or removed from, the forthcoming NHS dental contract? • Is there enough focus on prevention in dentistry and what are the avoidable harms that could be addressed? What more can be done to encourage prevention and what can be learnt from best practice in other parts of the UK and EU? • What should be done around fluoridation policy and what is the evidence base to support it?
It looks like summer may have finally arrived (at least in the South East of England) and so there is a tendency for people to take their foot off the pedal and (justifiably) enjoy the sunshine. This should also make you feel better generally (evidence based) and increase your vitamin D levels (which may also be good for all sorts of reasons - evidence based), although of course one should be careful about UV exposure (more evidence based!).
Did you know... to reflect our commitment to progression and innovation, the BSP awards annual prizes for research and periodontology, both for undergraduate, postgraduate and qualified dentists, hygienists and therapists?
The EFP have launched a toolkit on their website relating to the 2017 Classification. The toolkit – available at perioclassification.efp.org – comprises five guidance notes and four expert presentations, with infographics and videos to be added later. Also available are the introduction and consensus reports of the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-implant Diseases and Conditions, which form the basis of the material in the toolkit.