Widespread support for the promotion of Whole Mouth Health

The UK’s dental profession strongly supports a prevention agenda in line with the NHS Five Year Forward View, as extracts from the 2017 British Dental Association (BDA) manifesto, found at www.bda.org, reveal: ‘Prevention should be at the heart of any effective healthcare strategy…prevention is always better than cure’.

The urgent need to get behind the prevention agenda is also evident in the principles underpinning the current contract reforms.

These include a new patient/clinical pathway and a revised remuneration package – both based on encouraging and supporting patients to understand and practice oral disease prevention.

The importance of reinforcing patient education for better oral health

Recommendations to all dental professionals from the Perio and Caries Initiative promoted by the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) (and found at www.efp.org), also stress the enhanced role dental professionals need to play in ‘educating and motivating patients to reduce their intake of free sugars, to practice proper dental plaque control, and to encourage smoking cessation.

The Perio and Caries Initiative calls for a sustained focus on prevention, both at individual and at population level, and highlights how to apply the latest evidence-based guidelines to approach joint management of caries and periodontal diseases.

Evidence demonstrates the effectiveness of using fluoride toothpaste twice daily, supplemented by effective adjunctive chemical plaque control agents for the control of dental caries and the primary prevention of periodontitis, thus delivering an effective means towards achieving better oral health.

Join us to learn about the new guidelines to simultaneously prevent caries and periodontal diseases

Visit Colgate on stand 40 at this year’s British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show to learn about the new guidelines to simultaneously prevent caries and periodontal diseases.

Join us for interactive on-stand lectures, taking place every half an hour, to learn about the important link between perio and caries, how dental professionals play a crucial role in oral disease prevention, health management, and patient self-care, and how supporting a whole mouth health prevention agenda starts with you and your recommendation.

Claim your 30 minutes verifiable enhanced CPD and complimentary Colgate goodie bag when you attend our informative lecture, and come along and have some fun by engaging in our ‘healthy selfie’ campaign, where you can stand a chance to win one of four personal health prizes.