Janet Goodwin, the new president of the BDHF, has pledged to make dental information more accessible for the public.
The new president of the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF) made the claims as she was announced as the replacement for the outgoing president, Dr Tony Newton, at the oral health charity.
‘Firstly, I’d like to acknowledge the work done by Tony Newton in leading the board over the last two years,’ Janet said.
‘Three in 10 adults suffer from tooth decay in the UK and although oral health has improved recently that is still far too many.
‘A lot of this can be put down to a perceived lack of accessible information around oral health, which leads to misconceptions about what people can expect from their dentist.
‘By improving accessibility to quality oral health information we hope to alter this; making visiting the dentist something people don’t worry about and feel safe and comfortable doing by increasing their own knowledge.’