Health promotion & disease prevention

Health promotion advice within the contexts of diverse social and educational norms.

Evidence-based preventive education and instruction in individualised self-care methods for patients/parents/carers.

Detrimental oral health habits and effective strategies for their control.

Relationships between socioeconomic factors and inequalities in populations, risk factors for dental disease and general and oral health.

Prevention of dental disease in practice populations and the wider community, including preventive programmes and water fluoridation.

Clear preventive education for patients and carers, which encourages self-care and motivation.

Health risks of substances detrimental to oral and general health, and advice to the patient regarding a healthy lifestyle, recorded in the clinical notes.

Safe, effective and legal prescribing and monitoring, including appropriate use of the British National Formulary and other national guidance, and antimicrobial stewardship.