Summary of report contentHealthwatch Swindon designed conducted a survey gathering 78 people’s views about oral health and going to the dentist in Sep 2017. One area of focus was ‘infections in the mouth which can be linked with problems in other parts of the body. Just over half the people surveyed said that oral health was very important to them and that they go to an NHS dentist. A third of those surveyed said they go to a private dentist. More than not the people surveyed said that they have had a good experience of going to the dentist. Nearly all those surveyed said that they would recommend their dentist to a friend or family member. Some general themes identified include that people would like to see an improved environment at their dentist in the waiting and clinical areas of the building(s) as well as a focus to improve information provided around prevention and education.
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Swindon Oral Health & Dental Services Survey summary report
Date of publication
Friday, 13 October, 2017
Date evidence capture began
Friday, 1 September, 2017
Date evidence capture finished
Saturday, 30 September, 2017
Type of report
Building and facilities
Quality of care
Healthwatch reference number
How was the information collected?
Primary care services
Number of people who shared their views
Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report?
Does the information contain a response from a provider?
Is there evidence of impact in the report?
Is there evidence of impact external to the report?