Using NICE guidelines on recall intervals to effectively balance NHS routine, urgent and emergency dental care

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Jennifer Owen, Chair of the Gateshead and South Tyneside Local Dental Committee and Practice Principal at Park View Family Dental, Gateshead, outlines her practice’s use of a personalised recall approach as recommended in NICE guidance. The practice is recalling NHS patients based on their oral health needs, freeing up more appointments for those with high needs and ensuring the most effective balance between routine, urgent and emergency care.