Why Children’s Oral Health is Everybody’s Business


Why Children’s Oral Health is Everybody’s Business

Where: The Museum of London

When: 09:30 – 16:30, 25 January 2018

This year’s ground-breaking ‘State of Child Health’ report highlighted that 31 to 41% of five-year-old children across the UK are affected by tooth decay and this is the single most common reason why children aged five to nine require admission to hospital

We know that if spotted too late, poor dental health in children can lead to a lifetime of problems so it is vital for all dental professionals to recognise the early signs of poor oral health in children and work effectively with other parties to address this.

Let’s work together 

The RCPCH has partnered with the Office of the Chief Dental Officer (England) and the British Society for Paediatric Dentistry to stage a one-day conference that will bring together a multi-disciplinary audience to explore the issue of poor child oral health and what we can do to help tackle this issue.

RCPCH Insights: Why Children’s Oral Health is Everybody’s business 

All dental and child professionals are encouraged to attend this CPD accredited event which will play host to leading keynote speakers and provide access to expert-led sessions focused on oral health for children and young people.

Delegates will leave with a better understanding of why children’s oral health is everybody’s business, be able to share best practice and integrate new ways of working. Here’s what Sara Hurley, Chief Dental Officer (England), had to say about the conference: 

“This event is a vital response to the call for multi-agency collaboration to tackle the complex interplay of factors that cause childhood diseases. A real opportunity to understand why childhood dental decay is everyone’s business, the nature and extent of childhood oral health issues and how it impacts on general health and well-being.  At the heart of the event is an opportunity to develop a progressive, collaborative approach and strengthen the links between the paediatric and the dental care communities to the benefit of our patients.”


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