Oral health improvement

BASCD’s role in oral health improvement is to ensure that oral and dental health is included within the general health considerations of organisations and individuals. The aim is to promote oral health through both the dental team and the wider workforce.

This page is split into two sections. In the first part you will find details of evidence-based responses to consultations on health-related policies, papers and reports that BASCD has worked on, either as the lead author or in partnership with other organisations. You will also find a list of organisations that BASCD supports with links to their individual webpages. In the second part of this page you will find a list of documents, toolkits and other resources that are based on evidence, and that can be used to underpin a variety of dental public health activities.

BASCD’s Oral Health Improvement Work

Representing members’ views

BASCD values the experience and knowledge of members and actively welcomes their input. It is BASCD’s ability to drawn on the wide range of expertise within the membership that makes the organisation the leading voice in the UK on population oral health.

From time to time, members will be notified of consultations and invited to respond. Members’ views will be collated along with those of Council in the official BASCD response. This is an area that BASCD Council wants to encourage to ensure that members’ views are accurately and effectively represented in the work that it does.

The most recent consultation that members were asked to comment on can be found via the links below.

Scientific Advisory Commission on Nutrition (SACN) consultation on ‘Feeding in the first year of life’.


Scottish Government’s consultation on ‘Reducing health harms of foods high in fat, sugar or salt’.  https://www.gov.scot/publications/reducing-health-harms-foods-high-fat-sugar-salt/

The Government consultation on restricting HFSS products from being promoted via volume-based price discounts (eg. multibuy deals) and in displays at checkouts, store entrances and aisle ends, was published on 12 January. The consultation document  can be viewed on the government website, along with some useful impact assessment background documents.