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Oral health: key references and evidence


Marthaler T, O'Mullane D, Vibric C, Moller D. Caries prevalence in Europe. Caries Research 1996; 30: 237-255.

McLoone P. Carstairs scores for Scottish postcode sectors from the 1991 Census. Glasgow: Public Health Research Unit, University of Glasgow, 1994. Available from MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit website.

NHS Education for Scotland. Workforce planning for dentistry in Scotland. Edinburgh: NHS Scotland, 2004.

NHS Education for Scotland and ISD Scotland. An update on the analysis and modelling of dental workforce in Scotland [1Mb]. Edinburgh: NHS Scotland, 2006..

NHS Education for Scotland and NHS National Services Scotland. An analysis of dental workforce in Scotland [1.3Mb]. Edinburgh: NHS Scotland, 2008.

NHS Scotland. An action plan for improving oral health and modernising NHS dental services in ScotlandEdinburgh: Scottish Executive, 2005

Nuttall NM. Oral health in Scotland 1972-1998. Health Bulletin 2001; 59: 309-314.

Petersen PE. The world oral health report 2003 [1.3Mb]. Geneva: WHO Oral Health Programme, 2003.

Scottish Executive Health Department. Towards Better Oral Health in Children, 2002Edinburgh: Scottish Executive, 2002.

Scottish Executive Health Department. Improving health in Scotland: the challengeEdinburgh: Scottish Executive, 2003.

Scottish Executive Health Department. Modernising NHS dental services in ScotlandEdinburgh: Scottish Executive, 2003.

Scottish Executive. Partnership for Care - Scotland's Health White PaperEdinburgh: Scottish Executive, 2003.

Scottish Government. Better health, better care: Action planEdinburgh: Scottish Government, 2007.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. Preventing dental caries in children at high caries risk [461Kb]. Publication 47. Edinburgh: SIGN, 2000.

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. Prevention and management of dental decay in the pre-school child [1Mb]. Publication 83.  Edinburgh: SIGN, 2005.

Scottish Needs Assessment Programme (SNAP) Oral Health Network. Adult Oral Health [191Kb]. Scottish Forum for Public Health Medicine, 1997.

Scottish Office Department of Health. Towards a healthier Scotland: A White Paper on Health Edinburgh: The Stationery Office, 1999.

Sheiham A, Watt RG. The common risk factor approach: a rational basis for promoting oral health. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2000; 28: 399-406.

Steele JG, Treasure E, Pitts NB, Morris J, Bradnock G. Total tooth loss in the United Kingdom in 1998 and implications for the future. British Dental Journal 2000; 189: 598-603.

Sweeney P, Allison D, Davies J, Pitts NB. Deprivation and dental caries among 12-year-old children in Scotland. Community Dental Health 1998; 15: 206.

Sweeney PC, Nugent Z, Pitts NB. Deprivation and dental caries status of 5-year-old children in Scotland. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 1999; 27: 152-158.

Effectiveness evidence

ScotPHO's purpose is to describe the pattern of health across the Scottish population. As a supplementary service to users, we include the following links to external sources of quality-assured evidence on effectiveness of interventions which may include relevant material for this topic. These links are provided as an aid to users. They are by no means exhaustive nor should they be necessarily viewed as authoritative.

NHS Health Scotland: Scottish briefings on NICE public health guidance

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Cochrane Library: Browse by topic

EPPI-Centre: Evidence library

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Evidence services: Evidence search

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance: Find guidance

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)


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