Visually impaired should have better information, expert says
Those with disabilities should be given more dentistry guidance.
The visually impaired in the UK should be provided with better information regarding dentistry, it has been claimed.
Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, said more needs to be done to ensure all areas of society are aware of the oral health services that are available to them.
Indeed, he noted there is a level of inequality in the present system, as it does not cater for those with disabilities fairly.
He made his comments following the publication of a study carried out by Moorfields Hospital in London, which showed that visually impaired people were less likely to visit their dentist on a regular basis.
Elsewhere, Conservative shadow health minister Mike Penning recently claimed that should his party win at today’s (May 6th) polls, then he will introduce a new dentistry contract that will focus on improving levels of access for all sections of society.