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Dental Health

Volume 933: debated on Monday 13 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the nature and extent of the current programme of dental health education provided in schools; and to which age groups it is directed.

Advice on dental health and on diet is given to children and to parents by means of talks and demonstrations, illustrated by leaflets, posters and films. Increasingly, too, dental health is being chosen as a topic for project work, especially in primary schools. But overall responsibility for school curriculum rests with the local education authorities, and local practice varies.