Braehead Arena
Glasgow G51 4BN
26-27 April 2019

Innovation within Oral Health Improvement – Engagement strategies to support cessation

Speaker: Karen Parker, Suzanne Algeo

Date: April 26, 2019

Time: 15:45‐16:45

Room: Atrium 2


  • To highlight the common risk factor approach to improving oral health for people experiencing homelessness/ drugs and alcohol and the link to cessation services
  • To outline the challenges facing vulnerable adults in accessing dental services
  • To share good practice of local success stories


  • Participants will understand their role/ responsibility in the provision of oral health care for people experiencing homelessness/ drugs and alcohol
  • Be aware of the need to adopt a person centred approach to delivering oral health care
  • Have knowledge/ understanding of the benefits to signposting to cessation services

Learning content

The workshop is intended to create an understanding of the challenges facing this client group, and how adopting a person centred, holistic approach to oral health care can lead to positive experiences for patients and clinicians, with increased active participation.

Development outcomes: A, C & D

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