Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (404)

Peter Burke

Ceist:

404. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Health to outline his plans to introduce a new oral decay prevention strategy similar to the SOAP programme in the UK in view of the increasing number of children presenting with oral decay and the long-term money saving benefits that would ensue; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21093/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

The National Oral Health Policy, which is currently being finalised by my Department will inform the future provision of dental services. The aim of the policy, which is being led by the Chief Dental Officer, is to develop a model of care that will enable preventative approaches to be prioritised, improve access, and support interventions appropriate to the current needs of children and adults. In developing the policy cognisance has been taken of international evidence and best practice.