Childhood epidemiology programme
The Welsh Oral Health Information Unit (WOHIU) is part of the Dental Public Health team within Cardiff University School of Dentistry. Working with the Wales Dental Epidemiology Co-ordinator the unit plans and delivers the NHS Dental Survey Programme for Wales. The unit provides independent professional advice, quality assurance, data cleaning, data verification, data analysis and a reporting service on behalf of the Welsh Government commissioned via Public Health Wales. The WOHIU and the Wales Dental Epidemiology Co-ordinator work with the Community Dental Services and the Welsh Government (through the Office of the Chief Dental Officer and the Health Statistics and Analysis Unit in the Statistics Directorate) to deliver the surveys. This integrated team approach has ensured that the highest quality assurance standards have been achieved within the childhood epidemiology programme.
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Mr Nigel Monaghan (Wales Dental Epidemiology Co-ordinator)
Wales Care Home Dental Survey
The 2010-11 survey of care home residents in Wales follows on from the 2006-07 survey of care home managers by examining a sample of residents to obtain data on prevalence of dental diseases, the types of interventions they could benefit from and the difficulties in delivering the dental care required. It was designed to be a supplementary survey to the national Adult Dental Health Survey (ADHS) 2009 and wherever possible used the same methodological criteria. This report is intended to support local health boards in Wales to use information from the survey to plan dental service provision.
First Release Report - April 2012
Local Health Board - Oral Health Profiles 2012
These oral health profiles provide an overview of oral health for the seven local health boards across Wales. They include information on trends in oral disease, dental caries in 5 and 12 year olds, inequalities in children’s oral health, Designed to Smile, oral health in adults and current service use in relation to need.
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Aneurin Bevan Health Board
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Cwm Taf Health Board
Hywel Dda Health Board
Powys Teaching Health Board
Annual Reports for childhood oral epidemiology programme
Survey of five year olds oral health 2011-12
Survey of twelve year olds oral health 2008-09
Survey of five year olds oral health 2007-08
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Survey of five year olds oral health 2005-06
Survey of rising twelve year olds oral health 2004-05
Survey of five year olds oral health 2003-04
Ensuring a quality assured epidemology programme
Monaghan NP, Morgan MZ. (2002). Improving the quality of dental data. Faculty of Public Health Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting Conference Proceedings 25-28 June 2002. [Poster presentation]
Morgan MZ, Monaghan NP. (2005). An integrated team approach to improve dental data quality. UK BASCD Coordinators Meeting, London, February 2005.[Poster presentation].
Annual Reports for Nursing & Residential Care Homes
Welsh Oral Health Information Unit
Welsh Oral Health Information Unit
1st Floor Dental School
Cardiff University School of Dentistry
Davies, GM, Jones CM, Monaghan N, Morgan MZ, Neville JS, Pitts NB. The caries experience of 11 to 12 year-old children in Scotland and Wales and 12 year-olds in England in 2008-2009: Reports of co-ordinated surveys using BASCD methodology. Community Dental Health 2012; 29, 8-13.
Davies GM, Jones CM, Monaghan N, Morgan MZ, Pine CM, Pitts NB, Neville JS,Rooney E. The caries experience of 5 year-old children in Scotland, Wales and Englnd in 2007-2008 and the impact of consent arrangements. Reports of co-ordinated surveys using BASCD criteria. Community Dental Health, (2011), 28, 5-11.
Monaghan NP, Jones SJ and Morgan MZ. Do parents of children with caries choose to opt out of positive consent dental surveys in Wales? British Dental Journal, 210, E1 (2011) Published online: 21 January 2011, doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2011.26
Morgan MZ, Monaghan N. Trends in children’s ability to consent to a dental examination and the potential impact on reported caries indices. Community Dental Health, (2010), 27: 200-205.
Monaghan N, Morgan, MZ. Oral health policy and access to dentistry in care homes. Journal of Disability and Oral Health (2010), 11 (2), p.61-68.
Monaghan N, Morgan, MZ. Consent of older children participating in BASCD coordinated dental epidemiology surveys in Wales. Community Dental Health. (2009), 26, 157-161.