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Oral health promotion in the community [QS139]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 2

Local authorities provide oral health improvement programmes in early years services and schools in areas where children and young people are at high risk of poor oral health.

Quality standard measure: Plaque on teeth of children.
What was measured: Proportion of children aged 5 who had substantial amounts of plaque.
Data collection end: July 2016
1.7%
Area covered: England
Source: Public Health England. National Dental Epidemiology Programme for England.

Quality standard measure: Tooth decay in children and young people.
What was measured: Proportion of children aged 5 who had experience of tooth decay in one or more teeth.
Data collection end: July 2016
24.7%
Area covered: England
Source: Public Health England. National Dental Epidemiology Programme for England.

Quality standard measure: Tooth extractions in secondary care for children and young people.
What was measured: Proportion of children aged 5 who had one or more teeth extracted due to decay.
Data collection end: July 2016
2.5%
Area covered: England
Source: Public Health England. National Dental Epidemiology Programme for England.



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