Webinar: Oral healthcare and dental treatment for people with learning disabilities

Tuesday 13th November, 12:30pm-1pm

People with learning disabilities have greater unmet oral health needs, poorer access to dental services and less preventative dentistry than people in the general population.

This webinar will include:

  • An overview from Samantha Glover, Public Health England about the structure of dental services and relevant guidance

  • Anna Marriott, National Development Team for Inclusion, will provide an overview of a forthcoming publication about making reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities in relation to oral healthcare and dental treatment. This will cover topics such as:

  • Oral health of people with learning disabilities and risk factors

  • Barriers to good oral health and dental care for people with learning disabilities

  • What we know about what works at an individual level

  • What we know about what works at a service level

  • Signposting to resources

  • Information from South Lancashire and South Cumbria Local Dental Network about how dental treatment is being provided for people with learning disabilities in their area

There will be a Q&A session after the presentations, from 1pm onwards. This webinar is aimed at public health colleagues and dental and learning disability professionals. It will also be relevant to family carers and paid supporters that help someone with their daily oral care and in accessing dental services. You can join by skype (you don’t need to have skype installed you can access via the web app) or phone. Slides will be circulated prior the webinar. Please do forward this announcement on to any stakeholders or colleagues who the webinar may be of interest to.

To request an invite for the webinar, email LDT@phe.gov.uk