Statistics released by NHS Digital show that nearly 60,000 children go into hospital annually to have teeth extracted under general anaesthetic. The cost for the treatment of this preventable disease is roughly £50m annually. With this in mind Dr Claire Stevens OBE, a Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry and former president of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) instigated the development of three videos that aim to give dental teams resources to share with parents and carers to inspire them to keep children’s teeth healthy. During the COVID-19 lockdown, dentists are only providing emergency treatment, which makes preventive advice on avoiding dental decay more important than ever.
NHS Doctor and TV Presenter, Dr Ranj, is the star of three new mini-videos made by the BSPD.