Oral and Dental Care in Forensic Psychiatry Course

24/05/2012

Belfast Trust will host the first ever Royal College of Surgeons of England course to be held in Northern Ireland on Oral and Dental Care in Forensic Psychiatry on Friday 25 May 9.20am to 4.40pm in Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Saintfield Road, Belfast.

 

Research has indicated a poorer oral health in patients within the forensic psychiatry service in comparison with non-institutional individuals. This course will provide an update for the dental team on the management of those with forensic psychiatric illness in custodial environments and in the community.

 

Dr Anne Stevens, Consultant in Special Care Dentistry and acting Clinical Lead of Community Dental Services at Belfast Health and Social Care Trust believes ,‘ The course provides an important opportunity to highlight the importance of good oral health for this and other vulnerable patient groups and to share learning between the health professionals who care for them’

The course will bring together a wide range of speakers and delegates including, consultants in forensic psychiatry and in psychiatry, special care dentists, prison dentists, general dental practitioners and dental care professionals who have experience in providing care to these people.