24 March 2021
Craniofacial conditions and oral health
The dental care of children in the UK with craniofacial conditions needs to be integrated with their overall NHS management and treatment says Sarah McKaig, President of BSPD. A team member in the West Midlands supra regional craniofacial unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, she was, until recently, the only paediatric dentist working within a specialised craniofacial unit. Mrs McKaig has been on a mission to highlight the oral health needs of children and young people with a craniofacial deformity since she became our President in 2019. Her long-term aim is that a national pathway for this cohort of children with complex oral health needs should be established and funded.