The consultation document An Oral Health Strategy for Northern Ireland was launched in September 2004 with the consultation concluding in December 2004.
The overall response to the document was positive and did not alter any
of the recommendations. The results of the consultation are summarized in
However, we were aware at the time of drafting the consultation document
that the targets for improving oral health in children were based on data
gleaned from the 1993 Children’s Dental Health Survey† and would need
The targets have now been revised in the light of the data gleaned
from the 2003 National Child Dental Health Survey‡ and are published in this final document.