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Adults :: Dental health in adults :: Recommendations

• Promote orientation of primary care dental services to focus on prevention in line with Delivering Better Oral Health — a toolkit for prevention[1]
• Improve uptake of services by local residents through provision of information to support uptake
• Improve access to specialist services
• Promote development of an appropriate skills–mix workforce in order to meet the dental needs of the population effectively and efficiently
• Review the provision of domiciliary services according to evolving need
• Develop oral health promotion initiatives for the elderly and other vulnerable adult groups
• Develop stronger links between dental services and stop smoking services
• Robust, annual monitoring and evaluation of dental practices


[1]   Department of Health and the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry. Delivering Better Oral Health An evidence-based toolkit for prevention - second edition 2009; Department of Health. .