Improving oral health
We work to improve the oral health of the nation.
We believe that prevention is better than cure, and press for changes in policy and practice to improve outcomes and reduce inequalities.
Tooth decay – an almost entirely preventable condition – remains the leading cause of hospital admissions among young children in the UK. Prevention should be at the heart of any effective healthcare strategy. Yet successive governments have failed to provide dentists with the plans or priority to deliver on it.
We believe the dental amalgam ban will negatively impact on struggling dental services.
Dentists are on the frontline of the battle against oral cancer, and rates are on the rise.
Dentists are stepping up to tackle the growing global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).