How oral health contributes to Public Health Priorities in Scotland
This report has been produced by the Consultants in Dental Public Health (CsDPH) and Chief Administrative Dental Officers (CADO) Group in Scotland as part of the Public Health Reform Programme.
This paper outlines the successes in oral health and outlines the challenges to be faced in the years ahead. These challenges require the continued effort of dental and oral health professionals working in partnership with individuals, communities, Local Authority Third and Independent Sector partners.
The importance of adopting a public health approach: reducing inequalities, focus on prevention, empowering people and local communities and being evidence informed is essential.
The CsDPH&CADO group endorse the recently published Public Health Priorities for Scotland and welcome the opportunity these priorities bring to refocus efforts on improving oral heath for the Scottish population.