Quality standard

Quality statements

Quality statements

Statement 1 Local authorities carry out oral health needs assessments to identify groups at high risk of poor oral health as part of joint strategic needs assessments.

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.

Statement 3 Health and social care services include oral health in care plans of people who are receiving health or social care support and at high risk of poor oral health.

Statement 4 Dental practices providing emergency care to people who do not have a regular dentist give information about the benefits of attending for routine care and how a local dentist can be found.