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An event bringing prisons, criminal justice, health & oral health together to make change happen.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The fourth annual Mouth Matters educational event entitled, “'Mouth Matters: Bringing prisons, criminal justice, health and oral health together to make change happen” is being orgnaised by NHS Education for Scotland in collaboration with Dental Health Services Research Unit, University of Dundee, Scottish Prison Service and Homeless Action Scotland. It will take place on Wednesday 26 September 2018 at HMP Edinburgh.

Mouth Matters is a Scottish National Oral Health initiative aimed at promoting oral health improvement for people in custody, supported by the oral health improvement team (OHIT) within the Priority Groups workstream in the Dental Directorate. Mouth Matters is a part of the Scottish Oral Health Improvement Prison Programme and has been rolled out across the prison estate in conjunction with NHS Health Boards, Scottish Prison Service and the University of Dundee.

The focus of the event will be on research on Mouth Matters, mouth cancer awareness, smoke free prisons, the national prisoner healthcare network, prison teams and oral health improvement teams. Word café sessions in the afternoon will emphasise on fear trauma, stigma, self-esteem, depression pain and suffering, choices around dental treatment, smoking cessation, throughcare support and getting set up with a dentist on liberation.

The event will showcase innovation and collaborative working between agencies. It will provide a good opportunity for networking with the delegates and meeting with prison governors, health promotion staff, 3rd sector organisation, dentists, consultants in dental public health, researchers and residents within HMP Edinburgh.

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