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Mind the gap – tackling oral health inequalities (Founders & Benefactors Lecture)

Richard Watt, Professor and Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health, University College London

Date/Time: Friday 16 June 2017, 16:30 - 18:00

Venue: RB Green Lecture Theatre, Medical School, Newcastle University

Free and open to all. To register please e-mail: or telephone 0191 208 7898. 

Over recent decades significant overall improvements have taken in oral health amongst children and young adults in the UK. These improvements in oral health have not however occurred across all sections of society. Oral health inequalities are now a major challenge in the UK. What is the best way to improve the oral health of socially disadvantaged and marginalized groups in society? This lecture will highlight the limitations of the traditional preventive model in tackling oral health inequalities and the need for a more radical public health approach.

Open and relevant to dental professionals and members of the general public. Refreshments will be avalable from 16:00.