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Motivating dental practice teams to take a preventive approach:- What would motivate dental practice teams to take a preventive approach to oral health – especially with high risk groups – and how does this fit into the dental practice business model?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- General dental practices are run as businesses and practitioners are independent contractors to the NHS. Some successful NHS dental practices provide preventive dentistry, others struggle to provide these services. This is particularly the case in low socioeconomic areas, where patients attend irregularly (or cannot afford to attend) or do not place a high priority on disease prevention.

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