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Prevention in Practice

Prevention in Practice is a new service provision that has recently been commissioned.

The team have a key role in training dental practitioners and dental care professionals in all areas of prevention and to support general dental practices to further promote oral health within their own practices and local community through a public health approach. 

MECC  Oral

MECC Training

"Great concise and effective training"
"Training was well structured and engaging"

The initial stage of the Prevention in Practice programme involved a free verifiable CPD training session in Making Every Contact Count (MECC).

The aims of the MECC training:

  • To enable the dental team to have all the neccessary competencies and skills to support behaviour change and ultimately improve the oral and general health of the local population
  • To enable the dental team to respond to the health needs of their patients
  • To provide information on where to access further advice and support from the wider public health teams
  • To provide all dental practices in Hull with MECC assessment sheets to enable the dental team to refer directly into Specialist Public Health services such as the Stop Smoking service and alcohol and drug services

If you wish to access this training please contact the Oral Health Promotion team.



MECC Update Training

The Oral Health Promotion team are now able to offer dental practices an update on MECC services available to their patients in the Hull and East Riding area. Dental practices will be issued with updated referral and service sheets and verifiable CPD certificates issued. The duration of the training is 1 hour and will be delivered in-house.

Learning outcomes of the training:

•To explain the importance of MECC

•To recognise common risk factors shared with the major oral diseases

•To identify MECC services that are currently available to dental practices in the East Riding

•To explain the different MECC referral methods, how to refer and what happens next

•To identify who to contact for further information

If you would like to access this training please contact a member of the Oral Health Promotion team and they will be happy to arrange this for you.



Delivering Better Oral Health Training

"Brilliant and informative and motivating, I would recommend all practices to utilise this CPD"
"The training was as good as the MECC training, the facilitator is really interactive and gives lots of useful information"

The second stage of the Prevention in Practice programme provides dental practices with FREE verifiable CPD training outlining the key oral health themes that form the guidance entitled Delivering Better Oral health (2014).

If you wish to access this training please contact the Oral Health Promotion team.



Stop Smoking Level 1 and Level 2 training

All dental practices in Hull have been provided with MECC referral sheets to enable the dental team to refer directly into Specialist Public Health services such as the Stop Smoking service and alcohol services. Dental care professionals in Hull are also able to access Stop Smoking Free level 1 and level 2 training.

For more information click the following links

Stop Smoking Level 1

Stop Smoking Level 2



ReNew Community Drug and Alcohol Service

The ReNew Community Drug and Alcohol Service deliver support and advice on alcohol or drug use in the Hull area.

For further information please contact:

Tel: 01482 363565

Email: EarlyHelp@hullrenew.org.uk