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North East Oral Health Action Team

Welcome to the North East Oral Health Action Team website, we do hope you find the information of interest

About Us North East Oral Health Action Team

101 Cairnbrook Centre

Cairnbrook Road


Tel : 0141 781 2116

The Formulation of Oral Health Action Team (OHAT)

Improving Oral Health

The OHAT utilises a multi-disciplinary approach to achieve improvements in dental health through the development of appropriate locally based initiatives. The approach adopted by the team is based on community development principles, which actively seek Public Involvement based upon community activity. This involves participation and consultation with the Community, Lay Representatives, Volunteers, Health and Education sectors along with agencies with an interest in childrens well being. The remit of the team is primarily to improve the Oral Health in Pre 5 children. Key Objectives of Oral Health Action Team The Oral Health Action Team was established to carry out community based Oral Health Promotion and to ensure that systems for the identification for and treatment of Dental Disease in Children are effective .

To facilitate multidisciplinary working with CHCP’s statutory and voluntary organisations.

Creation of local needs assessment leading to the identification of specific local issues impacting on oral heath.

Creation of local intelligence base and network of partners to develop and support a community

Incorporation and prioritisation of OHAT wide objectives to reflect local needs.

development approach.

Development of CHCP – specific action plans to deliver local objectives / needs based on public involvement.

Collection of consistent baseline data.

Monitoring and evaluation of progress.

The National Target detailed in ‘An Action Plan for Improving Oral Health and Modernising NHS Dental Services in Scotland states that

"60% of children will have no sign of dental disease"

at the Scottish 2006 National Dental Inspection Programme (NDIP). 47.4% of 5 years in Greater Glasgow and Clyde had no obvious decay experience" "

"33% of 5 year olds having no obvious signs of tooth decay"The extent of tooth decay in children for the whole of the East CHCP is worse with

Dental Decay is a preventable disease that is experienced by all age groups of the population in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. It's rate of onset and speed of advance is highest in individuals from areas of socio-economic deprivation. The end point is loss of teeth, frequently by dental examination. This can occur in children as young as two years of age.