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School of Dental Sciences & Hospital Public Lecture 2017

Mind the gap – tackling oral health inequalities. Hosted by Prof Richard Watt

Date/Time: 16th June 2017, 16:30

Venue: RB Green Lecture Theatre, Dental School

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.

About the speaker

Richard Watt is Professor of Dental Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at UCL. He has also recently been appointed Director of Research and Development for Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust. He graduated in dentistry from the University of Edinburgh in 1984 and proceeded to study for an MSc and PhD in Dental Public Health at the University College London.

His research has focused on the social determinants of oral health inequalities and the development and evaluation of health improvement interventions. In 2014 he was awarded the IADR Distinguished Scientist Award for Behavioural, Epidemiologic and Health Services Research and in 2016 he was appointed as a NIHR Senior Investigator. He provides public health advice to a variety of organisations including Public Health England, NICE, FDI and WHO. He is co-author of Essential Dental Public Health and has more than 260 publications.

Open and equally relevant to dental professionals and members of general public. Join us for refreshment from 16:00.

If you wish to attend the lecture, please register your interest with:

Magdalena Grainger at the School of Dental Sciences.

Email: magdalena.grainger@ncl.ac.uk , Tel: 0191 208 7898