Dental Public Health Intelligence Programme

The Public Health England, Dental Public Health Intelligence Programme incorporates all aspects of the former NHS Dental Epidemiology Programme. This programme supports the collection, analysis and dissemination of reliable and robust information on the oral health needs of local populations.

The Public Health England Knowledge and Intelligence Team North West (KITNW), the Dental Public Health Epidemiology Team (DPHET, formerly The Dental Observatory) and key stakeholders, including the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD), are working together to generate intelligence to support high quality commissioning.

Survey work to support the Adult Dental Health Survey

Local Supplementary Surveys of Adult Sub-Groups were undertaken to provide information on adults with learning disabilities, adults in contact with domiciliary dental care services and adult users of unplanned dental care services.

Analysis of these is underway and results will be provided here shortly.

2014/15 Survey of 5 year old children

NEW National protocol, supporting guidance and documentation

2013/14 Survey of special support schools

National protocol, supporting guidance and documentation

2013 Survey of three-year-old children

NEW View results of the survey of three-year-olds 2013

2011/12 Survey of 5 year old children

View results of the 5 year olds survey 2011/12

2007/08 Survey of 5 year old children

View results of the 5 year olds survey 2007/08

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Proposed future surveys/actions for the National Dental Epidemiology Programme

A national Child dental Health Survey will be commissioned for 2013/14. Many NHS DEP fieldwork teams will be involved with collection of clinical data.


Knowledge and Intelligence Team (North West) KITNorthWest@phe.gov.uk