Insights: Why Children’s Oral Health is Everybody’s Business

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It is important for any professional working with children to understand the importance of early intervention and the warning signs of deteriorating dental health. Spotted too late and it could have a detrimental effect on a young person’s future.

We have partnered with the Office of the Chief Dental Officer and the British Society for Paediatric Dentistry to explore exactly this issue and discuss effective approaches to helping to encourage positive oral health. 

The aim of this conference is to bring together a multi-disciplinary audience to inform and educate all on current facts, figures and issues concerning children’s oral health, and the roles of all of us in ensuring the continued improvement of outcomes. 

All child professionals are encouraged to attend this one day, RCPCH CPD approved conference which plays host to leading keynote speakers (listed below) as well as wide-ranging sessions.

View the programme (PDF)


Mrs Claire Stevens, Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, University Dental Hospital of Manchester 

Jo Murphy, Strategy and Policy Support Manager, Office of the Chief Dental Officer England

Programme speakers

Keynote speech: Baroness Floella Benjamin, OBE

Sara Hurley, Chief Dental Officer England

Professor Nigel Hunt OBE, Chairman of Division of Craniofacial and Developmental Sciences, Head of Unit of Orthodontics, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, and Immediate Past-Dean, Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Dr Jenny Godson MBE, BDS, DDPH RCS (Eng). MDSc, FFPH Consultant in Dental Public Health, National Lead for Oral Health Improvement, Public Health England

Richard Watt, Dentist Epidemiologist, UCL

Dr Kay Hood, Consultant and Specialty Lead in Paediatric Dentistry, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Philippa Bishop BSc (Hons) RGN RHV PGCFHE FiHV, Training Programme Manager, Institute of Health Visiting

Mrs Jenny Harris, Consultant in Community Paediatric Dentistry, Community & Special Care Dentistry and Paediatric Dentistry, Charles Clifford Dental Services, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry, University of Sheffield

Mr Stephen A Fayle, Clinical Lead and Acting Head of Department, Consultant and Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry, Leeds Dental Institute

Mrs Claire Stevens, Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, University Dental Hospital of Manchester

Ben Underwood, Dentist & NHS Innovation Acceleration Fellow and Creator of Brush DJ App


Non members - £204
Charity - £162
RCPCH members - £150
Students - £84

If you wish to pay by invoice, please contact Adam Sayward, or call 0207 092 6022. All prices listed are inclusive of VAT.

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This event is supported by Oral-B.