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BSPD’s Claire Stevens talks paediatric oral health, poverty, and Hey Duggee! (S02 E04)

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  Posted by: The Probe      23rd November 2020

Claire Stevens, an NHS Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry working in Greater Manchester and former President for the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD), joins The Probe Dental Podcast to discuss the society’s recent backing of Marcus Rashford’s campaign to extend the free school meal voucher system into school holidays for underprivileged children.

Not only is there a clear known link between dental decay and poor nutrition as well as between food insecurity and poverty, but Claire also notes how other aspects of child poverty come into play.

In addition, Claire speaks about her experiences in working with CBeebies (BBC) to help produce content aimed at promoting oral health on shows such as Hey Duggee and JoJo & Gran Gran, in what promises to be the most unpredictable episode of The Probe Dental Podcast yet!

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