• Clinical philosophy

    22 August 2018

    This section of the webpages focuses on the clinical philosophy that underpins the dental contract reform programme which is predicated on the need to change the focus of dental service provision from the delivery of treatment to disease prevention. The intention is for the practice to take the patient on a journey, referred to as the care pathway. This involves the patient in episodes of care deemed clinically necessary, with a clinician or oral health educator helping and encouraging the patient to take responsibility for their oral health and to participate daily in their own care to minimise the occurrence of disease.

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