British Society of Gerodontology

British Society of Gerodontology (BSG) is a charity that aims to promote improved quality of dental care for older people in the UK.

Updated:
18 December 2018
Location:
National
Sectors:
Health, Membership Organisations, Education Sector, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Medical, Research Sector

1. Action Plan

BSG comprise members of the dental team who provide oral care for vulnerable older people that includes those living with dementia. It is committed to improving the quality of oral care of people living with dementia by promoting dementia friends training, raising awareness of dementia to dental teams, dementia friendly dental practices, training and education in oral health and dementia and encouraging research.

Member website

www.gerodontology.com

2. Actions

  • Commitment 3 - Related to Care - To ensure that carers of people living with dementia are given information and support to ensure good oral health for those they care for.

    BSG are working towards a DVD and leaflets for carers of people living with dementia.

    Status:
    Completed
  • Commitment 2 - Related to Care - To ensure that policies and recommendations for people living with dementia recognises the need for improved oral health and dental services.

    BSG committee will continue to ensure where possible for dental policy to recognise the need for good oral health and appropriate dental services for people living with dementia

    Status:
    Being implemented
  • Commitment 1 - Related to Care - Improved Oral Health for older People

    By continuing to provide and encourage through awareness and education to dental teams and organisations across UK the need for improved oral health care and dental services for people living with dementia.

    Status:
    Being implemented