dental public health


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dental public health

a recognized specialty which is the science and art of preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts. It is that form of dental practice which serves the community as a patient rather than the individual. It is concerned with the dental health education of the public, applied dental research, and the administration of group dental care programs as well as the prevention and control of dental diseases on a community basis Also called public health dentistry.

den·tal pub·lic health

(den'tăl pŭb'lik helth)
The science and art of preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts.

den·tal pub·lic health

(den'tăl pŭb'lik helth)
Preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts.
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Maria Morgan, a lecturer in dental public health, said: "There area couple of issues about these sweets; they are very sweet and contain acids as well, but they are also being eaten by children under the radar -many adults and parents aren't aware of these sweets, which are being sold at pocket-money prices.
Jenny Godson, consultant in dental public health at NHS Yorkshire and the Humber, said: "It is essential that people brush twice a day, last thing at night before bed and at least one other time during the day.
Dr Sue Gregory, deputy chief dental officer, Department of Health, will summarise how eye care service providers can learn from the development of dental public health
Kamini Shah, right, Consultant in Dental Public Health for NHS Tees said: "At the moment about 50% of people who are diagnosed with oral cancer die within five years, but we can reduce this by half if we can get people diagnosed earlier.
Professor Ivor Chestnutt, a consultant in dental public health at Cardiff University who is leading the study, said: "We are delighted to have the opportunity to carry out this study, the results of which will be of relevance to improving oral health, not just locally, but nationally and internationally.
Ros Hamburger, consultant in dental public health for the trust said: "Traditionally residents in these areas have suffered from a lack of choice of a local dentist, which has contributed to a very low rate of registrations.
Such a policy would need to be universally implemented and supported by our Dental Public Health colleagues and through them Government agencies.
Ros Hamburger, consultant in dental public health for the region, has said there are still a lot of NHS dentists taking on new patients in Birmingham and that some dentists were returning to the NHS due to the credit crunch.
The Kentucky Dental Public Health Partnership will be awarded the APHA/Glaxo SmithKline Partnership for Healthy Children Award at APHA's 134th Annual Meeting in November in Boston.
Another dentist, Peter Jackson, 42, has written to David Evans, Northumberland consultant in dental public health, to offer the use of his surgery at Highgate House in Bedlington if Northumberland Care Trust can find an NHS dentist willing to work there.
Mr Jackson, 42, from Ponteland, has written to Northumberland's consultant in dental public health, David Evans, to offer the use of his refurbished downstairs surgery at Highgate House Dental Practice in Bedlington.
Ian McIntyre, consultant in dental public health, said: "While we are far from complacent and would like to see even further reductions in levels of tooth decay among children, it is satisfying that we have already met the national target by quite a wide margin.