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Prevention and Quality Care

ACORN and prevention

What is the purpose of ACORN?

Assessment of Clinical Oral Risks and Need (ACORN) is a toolkit designed by dental professionals during the General Dental Services Reform Programme that supports dental teams to carry out a comprehensive risks and needs assessment in a systematic manner.  It summarises findings from the patient history and clinical examination.  It supports practices to give personalised advice and agree a preventative annual dental care plan.  For more information, see links below.



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