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Epidemiology/Dental Surveys

Epidemiology/Dental Surveys

Our dental service is commissioned to also work on behalf of Public Health England.  Public Health England (PHE), was established as an executive agency of the Department of Health on 1 April 2013 to protect and improve the nation's health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities.

Our staff receive training to enable them to go out and collect information about oral health from the public. This data may be collected at various different sites including: schools, nursing homes and dental practices. The collected data is submitted for analysis to Public Health England, who use the information to try to ensure that adequate provision of dental services are provided in our area for all ages.

Recent dental public health epidemiology programmes/surveys that have been completed by the service are as follows:

Oral health survey of adults attending general dental practices, 2017 - 2018: to be published in March 2019

Oral health survey of five year old children, 2016 - 2017: published

Oral health survey of older people, 2015- 2016: published


More information and results can be found via the related links

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