New Dental Charity To Launch In November

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A new dental charity, which will provide help and support for patients who have suffered traumatic dental injuries, will launch in November.

Dental Trauma UK will officially launch next month. The aim of the organisation is to raise awareness of the importance of dental first aid and educate the public, as well as health professionals about treating people at the scene when they have been involved in an accident. The charity will be focusing on people who commonly find themselves at the scene of accidents, including police officers, paramedics, sports coaches and teachers.

In addition to providing education and support, Dental Trauma UK will also be conducting investigations into the primary causes of dental trauma in the UK and analysing data about the most common types of injury.

Currently, many people are unaware of how to deal with dental emergencies, such as dislodged teeth. In many cases, using simple measures such as storing a lost tooth in milk and seeing a dentist very quickly, can solve issues and prevent the need for complex restorative treatment.

Restorative dentistry consultant at King’s College London and founder of Dental Trauma UK, Serpil Djemal, said that many patients are still undergoing more complex treatment than is necessary because they don’t know how to react in the minutes after an accident. The charity will focus on educating the public, as well as people who work in settings, such as schools, sports facilities and the emergency services, about how to deal with dental trauma and manage injuries at the scene.

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