08 March 2018
Stage set for greater collaboration between paediatric dentists and doctors
From the first cry of a new-born baby, the first smile, first tooth, first word, the mouth plays a key role in children’s health and development. So begins an article by Mrs Jenny Harris, the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry’s authority on safeguarding. It’s one of a series of articles on children’s oral health in the highly regarded Archives of Disease in Childhood, the journal of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
In the last 18 months, the RCPCH has become increasingly engaged in oral health which featured in their agenda-setting State of Child Health report 2017. Earlier this year, RCPCH hosted a conference with the title: Why children’s oral health is everyone’s business. Now the RCPCH journal is educating its readers on topical issues relating to children’s oral health, with two of the articles in a series of four written by BSPD members.