MPs are set to debate children's oral health in Westminster on Tuesday 31 October, and the BDA are urging dentists to ask their MP to speak out.
Tooth decay is the number one reason for child hospital admissions; the BDA want to know what Government is going to do about it.
They have been working with MPs from across the political spectrum to secure this debate. They have set out the case for change in the face of shocking health inequalities and the need for a strategy for real prevention, backed up with real investment.
Although this is a UK Government debate and will focus on policy that affects England, they are encouraging their members from all four of the UK nations to get in touch with their Westminster MP, as it is believed coordinated action needs to be taken across the UK, to ensure real prevention takes place.
What can you do?
Please contact your MP to ask them to attend the debate and speak up on taking action on this vital issue.
If you are a member of the BDA, they have adapted a letter you can send to your MP to outline the specific case for each nation. To find out more, go to www.bda.org