Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has (a) made an assessment of the potential merits of adopting a preventative approach to healthcare for dentistry and (b) developed plans to implement such an approach.
Our proposals for dental contract reform will aim to incentivise preventative dentistry, prioritise evidence-based care for those with most need and reduce incentives to deliver care that is of low clinical value. An evidence-based toolkit ‘Delivering better oral health: an evidence-based toolkit for prevention’ published by the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities, supports dental teams in delivering preventive advice and treatment for patients. The toolkit is available at the following link: