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.

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

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 five year olds oral health 2014-15

Survey of three year olds oral health 2013-14

Dental epidemiological survey of 3 year olds in Wales 2013-14 (PDF)

Survey of twelve year olds oral health 2012-13

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

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

Annual reports for nursing and residential care homes

Team

Maria Morgan

Maria Morgan

Senior Lecturer in Dental Public Health

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