Community Dental Health

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June 2014
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0265 539X

201402_Godson_Editorial pp66-67.pdf

Community Dental Health (2014) 31, 66–67

© BASCD 2014 doi:10.1922/CDH_201402Godson02


Delivering Better Oral Health 2014 – What’s new in the third edition?

The development and implementation of evidence based practice is important for both clinical and oral health programme interventions. Dental teams have asked for clear guidance about the advice and preventive treatments they should be offering their patients, and acknowledged the need for dental teams as well as other health and care workers to give consistent and evidence based messages. In response in 2007 the Department of Health in England and the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) first published Delivering Better Oral Health (DBOH) followed by a second edition in 2009 this document provided an evidence base for preventive treatment and advice for the dental team in the surgery setting. It is well recognised that oral health has an important role in general health and that many of the chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) share a set of common risk factors, namely smoking, alcohol misuse and a poor diet. A common risk factor approach to health promotion (Sheiham and Watt, 2000) addresses risk factors to several NCDs ensuring that action effects both oral and general health improvement. We know that common risk factors often cluster within the population. The prevalence of the five key risk factors for ill health (smoking, alcohol, diet, obesity, and physical activity) have been assessed, with almost the whole population having at least one risk factor, 55% three or more and 20% having four or all five. It is therefore important that all members of the dental team make every contact count and support patients to make healthier choices maintaining both their oral and general health.

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  1. 201402_Godson_Editorial pp66-67.pdf
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  2. 68
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  2. 85
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  1. CDH June14 3341-Gomez pp91-98.pdf
  2. 91
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  1. CDH June14 3339-Christian pp99-104.pdf
  2. 99
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  1. CDH June14 3322-Marshman pp111-116.pdf
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  1. CDH June14 3320-Cavallo pp117-122.pdf
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  1. CDH June14 3300-Carta pp123-128.pdf
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