Dental Public Health Intelligence Programme

The Public Health England (PHE), 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.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have any queries or if you require further information about any of the reports or data please email DentalPHIntelligence@phe.gov.uk. One of our analytical team will get back in touch with you as soon as possible to discuss your requirements in more detail.

PHE Dental Epidemiology Coordinators

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2017/18 Survey of Adults attending general dental practices

NEW National protocol, supporting guidance and documentation

Dental Health Profiles

Local Authority Profiles – dental health of five-year-old children

2016 PHE Community Water Fluoridation Toolkit

This toolkit will help local authorities make informed decisions on water fluoridation and the process to follow should they wish to implement, vary or terminate a scheme.

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2016 Dental Prescribing Dashboard

View the dashboard that provides insight into dental prescribing across England.

2016 Dental Epidemiology toolkit

View the toolkit that provides stakeholders with the information they need to understand fully all aspects of the PHE Dental Public Health Epidemiology Programme.

2016/17 Survey of 5 year old children

National protocol, supporting guidance and documentation

Extractions data

Hospital episodes for extraction of one or more primary or permanent teeth among 0 to 19 year olds, 2011/12 – 2015/16

2013/14 Survey of special support schools

View the results of the Special Support Schools survey 2013-2014

2014/15 Survey of 5 year old children

View the results of the latest oral health survey of 5yr olds 2014/15

2013 Survey of three-year-old children

View results of the survey of three-year-olds 2013 (updated version, 14/01/2015)

2008/09 Survey of 12 year old children

Supplementary report and data on plaque, opacities, symptoms and impact on quality of life

View results of the twelve year olds survey 2008/09

2017 NICE guidance on oral health for adults in care homes

NICE have published a quality standard covering oral health (including dental health and daily mouth care) for adults in care homes.

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PHE Fingertips Oral Health Profile

This online profile provides a set of oral health and related indicators that will support local authorities to focus on and prioritise oral health improvement initiatives, particularly among young children.

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2015/16 Oral Health Survey of Older People

National protocol, supporting guidance and documentation

2015 Oral health of older people in England and Wales

This publication brings together data from existing national, regional and local surveys of oral health in older people. It combines this information with social, demographic and health data to provide a summary of what we already know about the current and future oral health needs of older people in England and Wales.

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2014 PHE Water Fluoridation Health Monitoring report for England

This publication reports on the effects of water fluoridation schemes on the health of people living in the areas covered.

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2013 North West dental health survey of services for older dependent people

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2011/12 Survey of 5 year old children

View results of the 5 year olds survey 2011/12

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.

These allowed comparison with Adult Dental Health Survey information. Summarised information for each of the sub-groups is provided here.

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2007/08 Survey of 5 year old children

View results of the 5 year olds survey 2007/08