Welsh Oral Health Information Unit

The Welsh Oral Health Information Unit (WOHIU) works with the Wales Dental Epidemiology Co-ordinator to plan and deliver 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.

Staff

Maria Morgan

Maria Morgan

Senior Lecturer in Dental Public Health

Email:
morganmz@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29207 44612

We collaborate with Nigel Monaghan (Wales Dental Epidemiology Co-ordinator).

Projects

Local Health Board oral health profiles 2014

We prepared profiles for the oral health data for children aged approximately 5 years old (school year 1) at each Local Health Board in Wales. We compared results from surveys completed in 2007/2008 and 2011/2012.

Wales Care Home Dental Survey

The 2010-2011 survey of care home residents in Wales followed on from the 2006-2007 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.

The 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

Care Home Survey 2010-2011

Survey Protocol

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.

Annual Reports for childhood oral epidemiology programme

Survey of twelve year olds oral health 2012-13

Full Report

Protocol

Data Report

Survey of five year olds oral health 2011-12

Data report

Written summary report

Protocol

Survey of twelve year olds oral health 2008-09

Full Report

Protocol

Progress Report

Survey of five year olds oral health 2007-08

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Data Report


Written Report


Survey Protocol

Survey of five year olds oral health 2005-06

Full Report

Summary
 
Survey Protocol

Survey of rising twelve year olds oral health 2004-05

Full Report
 
Summary
 
Survey Protocol

Survey of five year olds oral health 2003-04

Full Report

Summary
 
Survey Protocol

Ensuring a quality assured epidemology programme

Improving the Quality of Dental Data

6 October 2014

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.

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An integrated team approach to improve dental data quality

6 October 2014

Morgan MZ, Monaghan NP. (2005). An integrated team approach to improve dental data quality. UK BASCD Coordinators Meeting, London, February 2005.

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Annual reports for nursing and residential care homes

Care Home 2006-2007 Protocol

1 August 2006

All Wales epidemiological survey of nursing and residential home oral health policy and care, protocol 2006/2007.

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Contact

Maria Morgan

Maria Morgan

Senior Lecturer in Dental Public Health

Email:
morganmz@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 29207 44612

Welsh Oral Health Information Unit
1st Floor Dental School
Cardiff University School of Dentistry
Heath Park
Cardiff
CF14 4XY