Work Package Lead: Prof. Geert van der Heijden ACTA, Netherlands
The aim of the work package 5 “field studies” is to use the dashboard information with front line practitioners to change their practice focus towards an evidence based, patient-centred preventive care strategy. Barriers and facilitators to this new way of working will be identified in an initial small scale field study. When the best practice has been established the results will be shared with a wider audience. The next step is to inspire dental practitioners throughout Europe, according to this model, to focus on encouraging good oral health, rather than treating problems.