The community dental services and dental health education: a working party report.
|dc.contributor.author||Irish Dental Health Foundation (DHF)|
|dc.identifier.citation||Irish Dental Health Foundation, 1994. The community dental services and dental health education. Dublin: Irish Dental Health Foundation.||en_GB|
|dc.description||The recently published Department of Health Strategy Document "Shaping a Healthier Future" re-orients the health services towards a health promotion approach. This is a welcome development by the Minister for Health, Mr Brendan Howlin TD .. This is in keeping with the approach set out in Health - The Wider Dimensions (published in 1986) and the 1987 Promoting Health through Public Policy. More recently, it is reflected in Article 129 of the Maastricht Treaty. The Dental Health Action Plan announced on 26 May 1994 outlines the importance of the primary health care approach in the delivery of the dental services. However, whilst additional funding for the delivery of the country's dental service is recognised, support for prevention activities is also required if the Minister for Health's stated goals for oral health for the year 2000 are to be achieved. This re-focusing of the dental services will reflect the new Health Strategy's stated importance of both health gain and social gain for Irish people. Detailed research and analysis has been carried out by this Working Party in collaboration with the Prinicipal Dental Surgeons of the community dental services. It has identified overwhelming support and a clear and urgent need for the development of specific training in dental health education techniques, the development of adequate dental health education resources, together with a co-ordinated framework for action.||en_GB|
|dc.publisher||Irish Dental Health Foundation||en_GB|
|dc.subject||DENTAL HEALTH CARE||en_GB|
|dc.title||The community dental services and dental health education: a working party report.||en_GB|