Supporting dental teams to have effective behaviour change conversations with parents of young children

13:30 - 14:15

As dental teams, we have preventive conversations with parents every day. From experience, our advice is not always adopted and therefore we are always looking to improve the care we provide. 

The “Strong Teeth” programme has been developed for dental teams to support oral health conversations with parents of young children. We have worked closely with dental teams, parents and children from different backgrounds and communities to develop the resources. We have also used psychological theory and research to develop evidence-based materials, in order to maximise the chance that parents of young children will adopt your advice and establish protective home-based oral health habits for life.


  • About the challenges of behaviour change conversations in a dental settings
  • To describe the development of the “Strong Teeth” resources
  • To discuss how the “Strong Teeth” resources can help dental teams and to review the different resources available

Peter Day, Consultant and Associate Professor in Paediatric Dentistry, University of Leeds