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Oral health strategy consultation

We consulted on the Draft Oral Health Strategy County Durham 2016-2019, its aims and the proposed actions. This consultation closed on 9 September 2016. Thank you to everyone who responded.


We can provide or commission appropriate oral health promotion programmes to improve the health of the local population dependant on local needs.

Oral health is important for general health and wellbeing. Poor oral health can affect someone's ability to eat, speak, smile and socialise normally, for example due to pain or social embarrassment. Tooth decay is the most common oral disease affecting children and young people in England, yet it is largely preventable.

Oral health strategy

An oral health strategy for County Durham was developed by a multi-disciplinary steering group based on NICE: 'Oral health: approaches for local authorities and their partners' to improve the oral health of their communities'. We consulted on a new strategy and action plan to improve oral health, which can be delivered within our existing resources. Feedback was used to develop the final strategy, which was agreed by Cabinet on 15 March 2017.

You can view the final strategy in the Cabinet agenda and minutes 15 March 2017.

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Public Health
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  • County Hall
  • Adult and Health Services
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UJ
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