Today was a day of oral health but in a much wider context; we heard from UKPHR and registration opportunities for oral health promoters and other public health workers and listened to a colleague who is now a registrant.

Our Patron Jenny Godson MBE talked to us about oral health improvement tools for strategic conversations and Sharon Walker the past Chair spoke to us about Health visitors and oral health working in partnership. We were then fortunate enough to hear from Consultant Peter Day and Di Swawston – Health Exercise and Nutrition and Maria Morgan senior lecturer on sports drinks and consumption among adolescents. Our final Speaker was Dr Julia Csikar who spoke on alcohol identification and brief advice for the dental team.

A day drawn to a close by an open discussion and the AGM, seeing the appointment of three new committee members and a farewell to Iain Corrain. We mustn’t forget the Patrons Prize which this year was awarded to the St Helens Team Julie Lawson and Julie Dawber – Congratulations.