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We want to improve access to dental services and encourage people to look after their oral health.

First published:
5 February 2020
Last updated:

Our new dental contract reform programme no longer measures performance solely on units of dental activity.

Instead it focuses on:

  • prevention
  • increasing access to dental services
  • using the skills of the whole dental team
  • self-care

The work is a priority in our oral health improvement strategy.

It is also part of our Oral and dental services response to our long term plan for health and social care: A Healthier Wales. 

Sharing best practice and ideas for improvement will allow us to get more value out of our funding for dental services and programmes.

To date 30 per cent of practices across Wales are participating in the programme, our aim is to include 50 per cent of practices by October 2020.