What is The Return Project?
Lots of people put off visiting the dentist until they have a problem. Toothache can mean sleepless nights, time off work and a lot of bother. Some people even go to their doctor rather than a dentist and can end up needing antibiotics too.
RETURN is a project which aims to develop and test some material to help adults who only use dental services when they have a problem.
The project started in August 2018. The team are working closely with local people to develop material they would find useful. By the end of 2019 we will be doing a small pilot study for a year. This will lead on to a big study involving over 1,000 people. They will be asked to take part when they visit a dental service with an urgent problem. This will help us see if the material works and helps them get back into dental care.
The RETURN Team
Working with the Public
The Technical Stuff
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This study/project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) [PGfAR project reference RP-PG-0616-20004]. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.