September 2018

Volume 35, Issue 3

Dental Public Health in Action: Putting oral health on the local public health agenda

Authors: Ian F. Walker Sally Eapen-Simon Stephanie Gibson
doi: 10.1922/CDH_4068Walker04


Oral health is a key public health issue across England. In Wakefield in the north of England, local data suggested the oral health of local children was significantly worse than the national average. This paper describes the work undertaken by Wakefield Council to strategically address this issue. A structured process was adopted. Key lessons include; having senior ownership from the Director of Public Health, partnership working across all key stakeholders, utilising dental public health expertise from Public Health England and the use of extensive engagement with stakeholders. Through this work, oral health is now identified with greater importance in Wakefield as a public health issue. Actions are now strategically co-ordinated across stakeholders to improve oral health in local children. Key words: dental public health, oral health, public health, needs assessment and strategy

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