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Next steps for dentistry and oral health: regulation, prevention and dental contract reform

Hulme, Claire, Robinson, Peter, Douglas, Gail, Baxter, Paul, Gibson, Barry, Godson, Jenny, Vinall-Collier, Karen, Saloniki, Eirini-Christina, Meads, David, Brunton, Paul, and others. (2016) Next steps for dentistry and oral health: regulation, prevention and dental contract reform. In: Westminster Health Forum. . pp. 74-75. Westminster Forum Projects (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

Abstract

Whilst confirming that innovative preventive focused commissioning models can improve health outcomes the study also highlights the financial impact of the contracts. There is a need to understand how best to promote and encourage appropriate dental service attendance especially amongst those with high level of need to avoid increasing health inequalities and that this is not simply about improving access. For dental practitioners, there are challenges around perceptions about preventive dentistry and use of the risk assessments and care pathways. Changes in delivery to embrace deployment of greater skill mix pose opportunity but also challenges.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Projects: [UNSPECIFIED] Improving The Organisation & Delivery of Dental Health Care to Patients - Innovation In Commissioning & Delivery of Primary Dental Care Services in Dental Practice Pilots
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Eirini Saloniki
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 13:00 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:42 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/56820 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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