Recommendation ID

Reducing use of emergency dental care:- What interventions are effective and cost effective at encouraging people who usually only go to emergency dental services to use general dental services regularly, in a bid to improve their oral health?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- People who use dental services for an emergency are likely to need invasive interventions such as fillings or extractions. If they had attended the dentist at an earlier stage, any dental disease could probably have been reversed, for example, by using fluoride. Or even more important, a tooth could probably have been saved or early signs of gum disease treated.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Oral health promotion: general dental practice
Date issued
December 2015

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/12/2015