Oral health toolkit now updated

  • Date: 30 March 2017

AN updated version of the Delivering Better Oral Health toolkit from Public Health England (PHE) now includes new patient factsheets and guidance on alcohol and nutrition.

The evidence-based toolkit is designed to help dental teams support patients in improving and maintaining their dental and general health. It was developed with input from a working group, including the BDA.

The information has been revised to reflect new healthy eating advice based on the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition's evidence review on carbohydrates and health, and the Chief Medical Officer for England's new guidelines on lower risk drinking. The alcohol section is supported by a new online training module covering the knowledge and skills needed to deliver brief advice on alcohol consumption.

The toolkit also includes new factsheets aimed at patients, summarising the key actions for oral health improvement in adults and children.

This page was correct at the time of publication. Any guidance is intended as general guidance for members only. If you are a member and need specific advice relating to your own circumstances, please contact one of our advisers.

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