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Starting Well Core 2019 - Lincolnshire

An inter-professional facilitated learning session on:

Oral Health and Dental Access for young children – Starting Well Core a relaxed and informal learning session with an opportunity to network with colleagues from a range of different health professional backgrounds including dentists, dental health care practitioners, NHS England, Smile 4 Life and Local Authorities. These learning sessions are open to ALL health professionals in primary and secondary care, whether fully qualified and in practice for a number of years, newly qualified, in training or a member of the health care team. Starting Well Core is a commissioning approach designed to improve access for children aged 0-2 years, together with the provision of cost effective and evidence-based preventive interventions. The improved offer of earlier access to preventive care for pre-school aged children looks to support a reduction in the number of young children requiring a general anaesthetic for the removal of decayed teeth. These sessions are free, include refreshments and carry 5 hrs of CPD covering GDC Development Outcomes A, B, & D

The expected outcome of Starting Well Core is a change that fully utilises access opportunities for children into practices. In the short term it is expected that this will lead to an increase in dental access and the promotion of preventive care for children aged 0-2 years. In the longer term it is expected implementation will support the realisation of the following benefits:

  • An increase in dental access and attendance for children aged 0-2 years

  • A reduction in hospital-based extraction of teeth for children, and a corresponding reduction in spend

  • A reduction in restorative and emergency dental treatment for children attending NHS primary care dental services, and a corresponding reduction in spend;

Starting Well Core Training Event Agenda

7th March 2019

2:30 -8pm
Lincolnshire – Boston Pilgrim Hospital


Registration and networking
Refreshments available on arrival


Welcome and introduction to the event.

Why children’s Oral health is everyone’s business?

How can Dental teams contribute to the local sustainability and transformation partnerships / integrated care systems

Paediatric specialist / NHS England LDN Chair


Starting Well Core – an overview
Overview of initiative, its aims, objectives and expected outcomes, and how it will work in practice

NHS England LDN Chair / Paediatric specialist


The evidence base for preventive care

Exploring the evidence behind preventive oral health messages for young children and an introduction to helping patients to change their behaviour

Update on local data set.

Public Health England


Report from the local area

TBC Local Speakers




Caring for infants and pre-school children: practical clinical tips and advice to promote oral health

Enhancing knowledge and skills around examination, behavioural management, preventive care and caries management

Breakout session for Dental teams and Health and social care partners. Speed Dating


Q&A Session:Panel Question & Answer Session


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