Improving Access to Oral Health Services for Adult Survivors of Child Sex Abuse (CSA).

Health professionals are often unknowingly work in close contact with survivors of CSA. The proximity and intimacy required in dental care alongside the differential in power dynamics can lead to potentially triggering unwanted memories or a traumatic response which results in patients avoiding dental visits. This research will work with adult survivors of child sex abuse to understand experiences of dental care and how we can improve access to dental services.

 Involving Nilufar Ahmed, Patricia Neville and Angela Hague (Bristol Dental School) and Viv Gordon (Viv Gordon Company).