Enhanced Verifiable CPD from the
University of Birmingham

Population-based dental health and care


Population-based dental health and care focuses on promoting oral health, preventing dental diseases, and providing accessible dental care for populations.

Dental Public Health, as a specialty within the UK NHS, applies these principles within the context of the national healthcare system.

It involves designing and implementing policies, strategies, and interventions to improve oral health, reduce oral health inequalities, and ensure equitable access to dental care for the entire UK population.


GDC Publication: Preparing for practice: Dental team learning outcomes for registration.

It is a GDC requirement that, to be on the UK Dental Register, the following Dental Public Health outcomes are met:

Section 2: Population-based health and care

Upon registration with the GDC the registrant will be able to demonstrate the outcomes as relevant to the practice of dentistry and patient care.

  • 2.1 Describe the basic principles of a population health approach including demographic and social trends, UK and international oral health trends, determinants of health and inequalities in health, the ways in which these are measured, and current patterns.
  • 2.2 Describe the dental and wider healthcare systems dental professionals work within, including health policy and organisation, delivery of healthcare and equity.
  • 2.3 Describe and evaluate the role of health promotion in terms of the changing environment, community and individual behaviours to deliver health gain.
  • 2.4 Describe evidence-based prevention and apply appropriately
  • 2.5 Describe the principles of planning oral health care for communities to meet needs and demands.

This course is designed to meet these outcomes, and will be invaluable to those seeking to join, or rejoin, the UK Dental Register, as well as those seeking to refresh their knoweldge on the topic.

If you're not yet a member of Dentaljuce, we highly recommend you to join and gain access to our comprehensive course on population-based dental health and care.

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Aim
The aim of the learning and teaching materials in this Dentaljuce module is to allow learners to demonstrate they have undertaken appropriate training in Population-based dental health and care.

Course objective

  • To meet the requirements of the GDC publication "Preparing for practice": section 2.

Anticipated learning outcomes:

The learner will, with respect to the components that he or she has elected to study as listed below:
  • be able to describe the basic principles of a population health approach including demographic and social trends, UK and international oral health trends, determinants of health and inequalities in health, the ways in which these are measured, and current patterns.
  • be able to describe the dental and wider healthcare systems dental professionals work within, including health policy and organisation, delivery of healthcare and equity.
  • be able to describe and evaluate the role of health promotion in terms of the changing environment, community and individual behaviours to deliver health gain.
  • be able to describe evidence-based prevention and apply appropriately.
  • be able to describe the principles of planning oral health care for communities to meet needs and demands.
  • through achieving these outcomes, provide an improved level of service to their patients.


GDC Development Outcomes
This CPD will support the learner in meeting the following GDC Development Outcome(s): A, B, C, D.


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