Healthy Living Dentistry
Please see below for a list of useful websites and resources.
Dental Referral: ‘Pathways and Referrals – ‘’referral Process – 5 lessons’
Information on local lifestyle services
Antimicrobial stewardship: systems and processes for effective antimicrobial medicine use
NICE guideline [NG15] Published date: 18 August 2015: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/NG15
The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) and British Dental Association have published an updated version of their Antimicrobial Prescribing Self-Audit Tool: https://www.fgdp.org.uk/news/prescribing-self-audit-tool-re-launched-5-year-antibiotics-plan-unveiled
The Faculty also encourages GDPs to take the British Association of Oral Surgeons’ Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) e-Learning Modules, which provide free verified CPD enabling them to demonstrate application of the principles of antimicrobial stewardship to common clinical scenarios: https://baos.org.uk/elearning/
Further Training available
GM Learning Hub
Dementia Friendly Dentistry
Autism Friendly Dental Practices
This is not a requirement to achieve Healthy Living Dentistry status but it is excellent for practices to access and utilise. It may reduce the number of patients referred to CDS and to other service providers for treatment, or possible hospital admissions.
Oral Care Excellence Award
Making Every Contact Count (MECC)
To support people and organisations when considering or reviewing MECC activity and to aid implementation.
Baby Teeth Do Matter
For the most up to date information and to access the elearning visit: https://babyteethdomatter.org/
Medical Histories Do Matter
This has been delayed so practices can omit this from the Action Plan at present.
Healthy Gums Do Matter
Pride In Practice
Pride in Practice is a quality assurance and support service for dental practices and their lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) patients within their local communities delivered by LGBT Foundation. Funding for all dentists in Greater Manchester has been provided by NHS England and GM Health and Social Care Partnership.
Pride in Practice gives you access to a suite of resources, including:
Pride in Practice training is delivered onsite at the practice at a time to suit you. They can offer training ‘lunch and learn’ style if preferred. To book a session, speak to an account manager, or for any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0345 3 30 30 30.
If you need to book refresher training for your practice (required every 3 years) please complete and return this form.