Oral Health Education is central to effective prevention strategies and is considered the best way to eradicate dental decay as a public health issue. This module aims to examine the theoretical aspects of oral education in relation to evidence based preventative dentistry. The module will allow students an opportunity to evaluate current practice, as well as develop and deliver contemporary oral health education strategies and interventions which will contribute to promotion oral health and well being.
Method of assessment
100% coursework consisting of:
• 1,500 word essay
• Updated Portfolio of Evidence
• Reflective Journal.
• Updated Personal Development Portfolio
- Blinkhorn, AS. (2001) Notes on Oral Health, 5th Edition. Eden Bianchi Press, Manchester. (ISBN- 978-1898274209)
- Department of Health., British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry. (2007) Delivering Better Oral Health; An Evidence Based Toolkit For Prevention.
- Department of Health. (2005) Choosing Better Oral Health. London, Department of Health Publications.
- Felton.A,, Chapman, A., Felton,S. (2009) Oral Health Education and Promotion. Chichester , Wiley-Blackwell. (ISBN- 978-1405161626)
- Levine, RS., Stillman-Lowe, CR., (2004) The Scientific Basis of Oral Health Education. London, BDJ Books. (ISBN-978-0904588842)
- Office for National Statistics. (2000) Adult Dental Health Survey (1998): Oral Health in the United Kingdom, 1998. Stationery Office Books, London. (ISBN- 978-0116212689)
- Office for National Statistics. (2004) 2003 Dental Health Survey of Children and Young People. Stationery Office Books, London
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)