This conference examined key, current and emerging issues for dentistry and oral health in England.
The seminar took place in the context of dental contract reform and the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan and it was an opportunity to discuss next steps for addressing barriers around implementation and progress so far in delivery.
It was timed to bring together key stakeholders and policymakers to assess practical considerations ahead of the roll out of the new NHS general dental services contract from April 2020 - including addressing concerns around capitation, moving forward with the development of care pathways and what reform would mean for practice owners.
Attendees also discussed the impact of the NHS Long Term Plan on oral health - including key issues for tackling oral health inequalities, the role of the dentistry profession in Integrated Care Systems, and the challenges for incentivising prevention-focused oral and dental care.
The agenda included discussion on workforce, regulation and funding challenges around inter-professional collaboration and for providing joined up oral healthcare across dentistry, local authorities, primary and secondary care, health visiting teams, schools and commissioners.
Sessions also considered the next steps for aligning plans with Health Education England to ensure the workforce is equipped with the right skills and training to deliver patient and prevention focused oral health care.
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