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Oral Health Promotion

The Oral Health Promotion Team can provide a number of services, including training to care home staff who look after their clients' oral health, training to local authorities who are setting up supervised brushing schemes, and training and information to non-dental healthcare staff who may be expected to provide advice to their patients or clients, for example health visitors.  The team also has many contacts around the BNSSG and B&NES areas, including all of the local Children's Centres. Please contact the team on 0117 342 9578 if you would like any further information on the services they can provide. 

We are closely linked to a local Health Integration Team (HIT), BoNEE, whose remit is to conduct research into and then provide information and advice about reducing inequalities in early years' health. There are three workstreams: Social and Emotional Health and Wellbeing, Nutrition, and Oral Health. Please click the link above for further details of our research work.

 

Epidemiology

The PCDS is commissioned to conduct epidemiological survey work for the local authorities of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset.  Most years we visit primary schools to examine children's teeth as part of the national NHS Dental Epidemiology Programme. Some years we also take part in the national Child or Adult Dental Health Surveys.  All of these survey results are published, and they often generate headlines in the national press.  In the last survey of 5 year olds (2014-15), Bristol came in at just better than the national average for dental decay.  Click here for further details.