Tell Mayor Khan: make children's oral health a priority for London
1 March 2019
The BDA is urging London's dentists to set out their views and experiences on prevention and inequalities, following its successful bid to secure an inquiry into children's oral health at the London Assembly.
A survey open to all London based dentists is now live. The BDA is canvassing for feedback that will feature as part of its oral evidence to the Assembly on the 14th March.
Last year over 7,000 children under the age of 9 underwent hospital dental extractions in London - and 1 million kids failed to attend their free check-up.
The BDA has welcomed the Mayor of Greater Manchester's support for supervised brushing in nurseries, and is calling for greater commitment from both national and local leaders.
The BDA has been working with the London Assembly to ensure oral health featured in their plans to tackle health inequalities.
The 3-minute survey is available to complete here.
Improving oral health
Prevention should be at the heart of any effective healthcare strategy. Tooth decay, an almost entirely preventable condition, remains the leading cause of hospital admissions among children in the UK. Successive governments have failed to provide dentists with the plans or priority to deliver on it – here's what we are calling for.
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