The UK NSC recommendation on Dental disease screening in children
Find general information about population health screening.
Why is screening not recommended by UK NSC?
The UK NSC confirms the decision that there is no evidence to support population screening for dental disease among children aged 6 to 9 years.
Nationally, resources would be more effective focusing on prevention of the disease especially in relation to tackling health inequalities which form a key part of primary dental care services.
More about Dental Disease
Tooth decay (also known as dental decay and dental caries) results from a bacterial infection of your teeth.
• The British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry
The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed. If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More information for stakeholders can be found in appendix C of the UK NSC evidence review process.
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