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Recommendations for consideration by commissioners

Background papers: children :: Dental health in children :: Recommendations for consideration by commissioners


• Ensure the continuation of the National Epidemiological programme in Medway
• Promote a coordinated approach to the control of tooth decay through evidence-based oral health promotion interventions
• Promote orientation of primary care dental services to focus on prevention in line with Delivering Better Oral Health - a toolkit for prevention[1]
• Promote regular dental visits for prevention
• Promote development of an appropriate skills-mix workforce in order to meet the dental needs of the population effectively and efficiently
• Promote collaboration with other health workers such as health visitors to deliver oral health messages


References

[1]   England PH. Delivering Better Oral Health An evidence-based toolkit for prevention - third edition 2014; Department of Health. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/delivering-better-oral-health-an-evidence-based-toolkit-for-prevention .