Staff gathered to celebrate the unit’s tenth anniversary and former colleagues were also amongst the invited guests to mark the occasion, namely Mr Eric Nash, a former consultant in oral surgery in Prince Charles Hospital and latterly post graduate dean, Alan Griffiths, former dental programme director.
A scheme to improve children’s teeth in Wales has helped to achieve 35,000 fewer fillings, 6,000 fewer extractions and an overall reduction in tooth decay.
Since the Baby Teeth DO Matter initiative was launched in April 2017, dentists in Merthyr Tydfil have seen a 39% increase in children’s attendance, in other words approximately 1500 children!
Have you taken your child to the dentist lately?
The health board is aiming to improve the oral health of children in Cwm Taf aged between 0 – 7 years old and have implemented a campaign ‘Baby Teeth DO Matter’.