Optimising patient care for the prevention of dental caries

Impact: Health and wellbeing, Society and culture, Attitudes and behaviours, Awareness and understanding

Narrative

Dental caries is a major public health problem in most industrialised countries, causing pain, distress and utilisation of substantial clinical resource. Inequalities in levels of decay still exist. Researchers at the University of Manchester (UoM) have worked with relevant stakeholders, including guideline developers and policy makers (e.g. American Dental Association, Public Health England, National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia)), to directly inform national/international healthcare policy and manufacturing activities, influencing public health, professional and self-care activities for improving oral and general health. Our research focuses on synthesising evidence in areas where there is a clinical need, as identified by healthcare professionals, policy makers or patients.

Category of impact

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Society and culture
  • Attitudes and behaviours
  • Awareness and understanding
Date
Aug 2013 - Jul 2020

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