The aim of the session will be to highlight the importance of integrated care between dentists and our allied medical and healthcare professionals. With such poor reports on the status of children’s oral health in the UK, we need to use all opportunities to make every contact count.
1. Recognise the importance of close liaison with our medical and nursing colleagues
2. Ensure that key messages, such as ‘lift the lip’ become universally adopted and utilised
3. Have an understanding of why it is so important to think of our patients holistically, and not with the mouth as a separate entity to the rest of the body #putthemouthbackintothebody