Help improve oral health services in Oxfordshire

Residents in Oxfordshire are being asked for their views on oral health and dental services in a new survey looking at health needs in the county.

Oxfordshire County Council currently provides services that promote good oral health. The survey looks to find whether these reflect the needs of the local population and what people think about dental treatment provided by the NHS in Oxfordshire.

The findings will help to shape future oral health services within the county.

Ansaf Azhar, Director of Public Health at Oxfordshire County Council said: “Good oral health is essential for our overall physical and mental health. That is why it is so important that oral health and dental services reflect the needs of Oxfordshire's population.

“This survey will help us understand how we can improve what we offer as a council, as well as understand what people think about NHS dental services available in the county.”

People can take the survey by visiting the county council’s engagement and consultation website, Let’s talk Oxfordshire . The closing date for responses is 30 April.

The council commissions a range of oral health services, which are delivered by Community Dental Services. These aim to improve knowledge of accessing NHS dental services, share advice on improving oral health and help specific groups and backgrounds access dental care.

Professionals involved in oral health services, a related field or who may come into contact with individuals at risk of poor oral health, can give their views through a separate survey, which can also be accessed on Let’s talk Oxfordshire.

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