ADG says: “Collaboration with Parliament needed over child oral health”
Children’s oral health remains a leading priority for the Association of Dental Groups (ADG). The Association, then, was pleased to hear of the positive steps taken during a debate on 31st October 2017.
Held by the House of Commons, the debate covered a range of pertinent topics and key issues surrounding children’s oral health. The most important of these were regional and social disparities, the impact of children’s oral health on the NHS (as well as their wider health and wellbeing), sugar consumption, access to dentistry, and issues surrounding current dental contracts.
The general consensus was that more must be done in the coming months and years to resolve these problems – a view that the ADG wholeheartedly shares.
“We hope that the debate will kick-start a broader range of government-led initiatives and at the very least strengthen collaboration between Parliament and the dental profession,” says David Worskett, Chairman of the ADG. “As has been the case all along, only by working together can we hope to prevent dental decay and put a stop to both poor oral health in children and the wider issues in dentistry.”
More information about the Association’s involvement with children’s oral health is available online.
For more information about the ADG visit www.dentalgroups.co.uk