On 15 March, Johnson & Johnson hosted The OH! Panel at the British Dental Association in London.
Chaired by Stephen Hancocks, it brought together eight key opinion leaders in dentistry: Ben Atkins; Julie Deverick; Penny Hodge; Tim Newton; Anthony Roberts; Julie Rosse; Nicola West; and Helen Whelton.
A vision was agreed by The Panel as something all dental professionals should work by to help improve patients’ oral health:
“The ultimate outcome is to improve oral health and therefore systemic health. The vision is that every dental health care professional, upon seeing a patient with gingivitis and / or periodontitis, can and will:
- Make a diagnosis and communicate the relevance of the condition to the patient. Explore risk factors and modify behaviour for successful outcomes.
- Help every patient who receives the diagnosis to improve their oral health for life.’