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Prevention and Management of Dental Caries in Children

Cover imageThe publication of the second edition is expected in spring 2018.

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 first edition of this guidance is available here.


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
David Conway Professor of Dental Public Health, University of Glasgow
Timothy Cooke Senior Dental Officer, Public Dental Service, Nairn, NHS Highland
Brett Duane Associate Professor in Dental Public Health, Trinity College, Dublin
Dafydd Evans Honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry, University of Dundee
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
Nicole Kettles General Dental Practitioner
Peter King Childsmile Programme Manager (West Region)
Maxine Lee BSc Programme Lead, Oral Health Sciences, Dundee Dental Hospital
Gillian Nevin General Dental Practitioner; Assistant Director of Postgraduate GDP Education, NHS Education for Scotland
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