RCPCH Webinar: Putting Children’s Oral Health on Everyone’s Agenda

In this webinar Ms Urshla Devalia (Consultant Paediatric Dentist, UCLH) and Dr Armaana Ahmad (Academic Clinical Fellow & Speciality Trainee Registrar, Paediatric Dentistry, UCLH) present practical information for understanding and preventing dental decay and key messages for delivering better oral health.
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Learning objectives

  • Understand the issue of dental decay (caries) at a population and patient level
  • Understand the key messages for delivering better oral health
  • Have an awareness of professional interventions being carried out throughout the UK

Benefit to delegates

  • Understand the causes of dental decay

As a health professional be able to:

  • Educate parents and carers in decay prevention
  • Provide consistent messages on the promotion of good oral health
  • Supporting National Initiatives
  • Supporting Targeted Community Water Fluoridation


Dr Armaana Ahmad
Academic Clinical Fellow &Speciality Trainee Registrar, Paediatric Dentistry, Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospital, UCLH

Armaana worked as a family dentist in general dental practice for 10 years before embarking on training to specialise in children’s dentistry.  She has worked in the community and hospital service, and volunteers to provide oral health education in children’s centres, nurseries and local scouts centres.  As an Academic Clinical Fellow and Specialist Registrar, she is near completing her specialist training and intends to return to working in the community dental service.
Armaana has a passion promoting good oral health and is completing her research on dental anomalies associated with Osteogenesis Imperfecta.

Ms Urshla (Oosh) Devalia
Consultant Paediatric Dentist, Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospital, UCLH

Oosh is a Paediatric Dental Consultant working at the Eastman Dental Hospital. She is also Clinical Policy Lead for NHS England at the Office of the Chief Dental Officer, developing an oral health initiative for children and young people with learning difficulties and autism in residential special education settings as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. 

Oosh is the National Lead for Mini Mouth Care Matters, an initiative aimed at ensuring mouth care is integrated with general health and an essential part of daily hygiene. She is also a Trustee and board member of the Executive Committee for the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD). She represents BSPD at the All Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood, regularly attending meetings at the House of Commons and contributing to a number of briefing papers to improve health and social care for children and young people across the UK. 

Oosh works closely with Health Education England as a subject matter expert on a number of areas associated with children’s oral health. Her primary focus is on the management of vulnerable patient groups, including those with learning disabilities +/- autims and complex medical needs. 


The target audience for this webinar is:

  • General Paediatricians  
  • Paediatric trainees
  • Community Paediatricians
  • Paediatric Endocrionologists
  • Midwives and Health Visitors
  • GPs &  GP trainees
  • Public Health doctors
  • Orthopaedic surgeons
  • Dieticians
  • SALT
  • Pharmacists
  • Health Care Assistants
  • Anyone who works with children or parents of young children

It is also suitable for an international audience, with caveats on data (which is UK & Ireland) and treatment approaches which will be most relevant to the UK context.