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Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care

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Research

The focus of research for UCL Dental Public Group includes:

  • Exploring the determinants and patterns of oral health inequalities in the UK and internationally.
  • Development and evaluation of complex community interventions to tackle oral health inequalities.
  • Development and evaluation of preventive interventions in general dental practices.
  • Development and testing of oral health related quality of life measures.
  • Exploring shared aetiological pathways between oral and general health.
  • Exploring oral health determinants and outcomes over the life-course.

Current Projects

 

Together aims to assess if, how and when the Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) parenting programme improves the mental well-being of parents and their children. Together aims to assess if, how and when the Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) parenting programme improves the mental well-being of parents and their children

 

Recently Completed Projects

DART

Dart

Project Title

An exploratory trial of brief alcohol advice in dental surgeries

Project Funder

National Institute of Health Research

Sponsor

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Principal Investigator

Professor Richard Watt

email: r.watt@ucl.ac.uk

Aim

The aim of this study was to assess the views of both dentist and patients about whether the idea of alcohol advice given by dentists is acceptable and how it could best be done.

Key Contact

Professor Richard Watt

Study Co-ordinator

Dr. Antiopi Ntouva

email: a.ntouva@ucl.ac.uk

SWITCH

SWITCH

Project Title

An exploratory obesity prevention intervention trial in young people attending dental surgeries across Islington, Camden and Haringey

Project Funder

National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)

Principal Investigator

Professor Richard Watt

Aim

The aim of this study was to test the feasibility of an intervention in a dental care setting using a motivational interviewing technique in young aged 11-16 who were overweight or obese and consumed at least one soft drink per day

Key Contact

Professor Richard Watt

email: r.watt@ucl.ac.uk

Study Active Period

March 2010 - March 2013

Final Report (pdf)

CHERRY

CHERRY

Project Title

Exploratory and developmental trial of a family centred nutrition intervention delivered in Children's Centres in Islington and Cornwall

Project funder

Department of Health

Principal Investigator

Professor Richard Watt

Aim

The aim of the study was to develop and pilot a family centred nutrition intervention to be delivered in children's centres.

Key Contact

Professor Richard Watt

email: r.watt@ucl.ac.uk

Study Active Period

May 2009 - October 2012

Final Report (pdf)


ICOHIRP

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The International Centre for Oral Health Inequalities Research and Policy (ICOHIRP) was formed in 2013 and over the last four years has successfully raised the profile of oral health inequalities amongst academics, policy makers and clinicians across the globe.

To find out more please visit: 

ICOHIRP Website