Improving Access To Dentistry For Adult Survivors of Child Sex Abuse

Tuesday, 22 November 6pm



Location: Chapter House Lecture Theatre (ODS) Bristol Dental School Lower Maudlin Street Bristol BS1 2LY

Join Dr Nilu Ahmed from Bristol Dental School and Viv Gordon CSA Survivor Artist Activist as they share early outcomes from the creative co-produced research pilot “Improving Access To Dentistry For Adult Survivors of Child Sex Abuse”. Viv and Nilu have been working with a team of CSA survivors activists alongside academics and clinicians at Bristol Dental School to explore barriers faced by survivors accessing oral health care. CSA survivors are more likely to have negative experiences of going to the dentist and poorer oral health compared to the general population. This study is working with survivors to articulate the problem and identify ways in which the dental profession can improve to better serve patients with trauma.

We will share themes emerging from the research, extracts of creative writing by CSA survivor activists including Sophie Olsen, Patricia Debney and Hazel Larkin and our co-produced poster for dentist waiting rooms.

The study is funded by the Brigstow Institute at Bristol University and Bristol and Weston Hospitals Charity and has been reviewed by the Faculty Health Research Ethics Committee at Bristol University.

Light Refreshments will be available.