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Prevention and Management of Dental Caries in Children

Cover imageThe consultation on the update of this guidance is now closed.

Prevention and Management of Dental Caries in Children aims to assist and support Primary Care practitioners and their teams in improving and maintaining the oral health of their child patients from birth up to the age of 16.  A draft of an updated version of this guidance was available for a twelve week consultation period. Thank you to all those who have accessed the consultation draft and to those who have provided feedback.

The feedback received is now being collated and will be reviewed to inform amendments to the guidance prior to its publication.

Telephone interviews: Short telephone interviews with individuals involved in the provision of children’s dental care will be carried out to inform future implementation of the guidance. If you are interested in being interviewed, please email triads@nes.scot.nhs.uk providing your name, your role in children’s dental care, location and phone number.

Guidance Development

A Guidance Development Group comprising individuals from relevant branches of the dental profession and two patient representatives has been convened to update this guidance.

Guidance Development Group

Name Position
Barbara Chadwick (Co-Chair) Professor of Paediatric Dentistry, Vice-Dean, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University
Nicola Innes (Co-Chair) Professor of Paediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Dundee
Paul Ashley Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London
Sarah-Louise Blackwood Patient Representative
Dafydd Evans Honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry, University of Dundee
Timothy Cooke Senior Dental Officer, Public Dental Service, Nairn, NHS Highland
Brett Duane Associate Professor in Dental Public Health, Trinity College, Dublin
David Conway Professor of Dental Public Health, University of Glasgow
Martin Foster Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry, Children’s Dental Service, NHS Lothian
Alex Keightley Consultant and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry, Edinburgh Dental Institute
Peter King Childsmile Programme Manager (West Region)
Ray McAndrew Associate Medical Director – Dental (retired), NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Derek Richards Consultant in Dental Public Health, South East Scotland
Marguerite Robertson Patient Representative
Margaret Ross Senior Lecturer for Dental Care Professionals, Edinburgh Dental Institute