Eminent dentists, hygienists, academics and a politician are being brought together to discuss current issues around children’s oral health and the challenges arising from Covid-19 as it effects the UK and the rest of the world. In the UK alone, around a quarter of 5 year olds in the UK having had tooth decay and the latest Public Health England figures showing there were 14,545 tooth extractions within this age group. And, the cost of tooth extractions for young children is now approaching £8 million.
A webinar for dentists, hygienists and all those interested in children’s oral health, is being held on Wednesday 24 June at 13.00 UK time. The event is free and you can register via: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9zUm2inVRJ2Ag8JD1atVUg
All participants will be eligible for one hour CDP.
Speakers on the webinar will include Sir Paul Beresford, Dentist and MP; Professor Ferranti Wong, Professor of Paediatric Dentistry QMUL and Emma Pacey, Regional Lead for Dental Therapy at Health Education England LaKSS
The webinar is being hosted by Victoria Wilson, Dental Hygienist and Founder of the Smile Revolution and also includes Dr Nigel Carter, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation and Professor Robert Hill Chair of Physical Sciences in the Dental Institute at QMUL.
Richard Whatley, Chief Executive of Biomin Technologies, who is organising the webinar said,” These expert professionals are well placed to discuss the serious issues around oral health for children both currently and in the post Covid world. They will look at the situation from a global perspective covering policy to clinical matters and assess how children’s oral health can be improved.”
The speakers will also consider the Government’s current strategy and how Britain compares to the rest of the world in terms of oral health for children.
“It is estimated there have been 800,000 missed dental appointments, across all ages, in the UK alone due to Covid-19,” said Biomin’s Richard Whatley. “Looking ahead, it is important to not only ensure safe dental treatment but also to come up with strategies to motivate and inspire engagement in oral health among young children.”
The webinar will also look problems areas including hypoplysia and possible solutions including re-mineralising products, such as the new Biomin F for Kids, which could help address children’s oral health. This new toothpaste for children aged three to six, is based on the same clinically proven technology as BioMin F and actively restores and protects children’s teeth, preventing damage.