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Prevention is better than cure

Discussing the public health burden of oral health diseases and health inequalities

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Prevention is better than cure
Prevention is better than cure


27 Jan 2020, 19:00 – 20:30

Committee Room 11, House of Commons, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London SW1A 0AA, UK


Why is oral health isolated from traditional health care and policy discussions when it is the third most expensive health condition behind diabetes and cardiovascular disease?

Despite being largely preventable, dental diseases places a significant burden on the NHS. There were 102,663 hospital admissions due to tooth decay among children aged under ten between April 2015 and March 2018.

Special Guest speaker: Jo Churchill MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

We have assembled an expert panel, including politicians, policy makers and clinicians to debate this vital topic.

Panel Speakers: 

  • Sara Hurley, Chief Dental Officer, England 
  • Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive, Oral Health Foundation 
  • Harriet Wolfe, Managing Director and Principal, Seahorse Nursery, Wimbledon Park

The meeting will be co-chaired by Dr Sejal Bhansali (Chair, Conservative Dentists) and Professor Roger Williams CBS (Chair, Conservative Health)


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