RESTART Dental Care

RESTART dental care: An invitation to Have Your Say and participate in the “RESearch priority seTting About dental caRe in people with lived experience of severe menTal distress”

We would like to invite you to participate in the Research Priority Setting regarding dental care in people with a wide range of lived experiences of severe mental distress. By severe mental distress, we mean conditions such as schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses, bipolar affective disorder, significant depressive and anxiety disorders, and dependency on alcohol or illicit drugs.
Service users, carers, mental health and dental care professionals, academics, funders, charities, foundations, professional bodies and other organisations supporting this group of people are all invited to participate.
This will help us find out what research would make a difference to people with severe mental distress, their carers and health professionals.
Improving dental care in people with severe mental distress is part of supporting their recovery and improving their mental and physical health and wellbeing.
What is RESTART?
Please click on the following link to watch a video that tells you about RESTART and its steering committee:
RESTART is a research priority setting bringing together people with severe mental distress, their carers, clinicians and other partners to identify and prioritise uncertainties, or ‘unanswered questions’, about dental care for people with severe mental distress.
What would taking part in RESTART involve?
You are invited to complete a short online survey (5 minutes approximately) at:
RESTART Dental Care
Online survey BOS
We’d be most grateful if you could also:
– circulate the link to the survey by email or other channels to encourage people with severe mental distress, carers, clinicians and support networks to complete it
– post and tweet about the survey using #RESTARTdentalcare being sure to link to the survey in the Facebook post or tweet
– keep in touch with RESTART so that you can be invited to help in the next stage of prioritising the questions that are received and vote on which of the questions raised should be a priority.
To thank you for your participation in RESTART, you can enter a random prize draw by ticking the corresponding box at the end of the survey. We will award 20 randomly selected respondents who completed the survey each with a £10 worth gift card.
What do I need to do now?
If you would like to participate, please click here
RESTART Dental Care
Online survey BOS
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at and follow us on Facebook RESTART_dentalcare and Twitter @EasterJoury RESTART_dentalcare
Many thanks in advance and we look forward to hearing from you.
Kindest regards
Easter Joury (& the rest of RESTART Steering Committee: Professor Farida Fortune, Professor Kamaldeep Bhui, Dr Derek Tracy, Dr Ellie Heidari, Miss Eleanor La Lune, Mrs Doreen Joseph and Ms Natalie Markwork)
Dr Easter Joury DDS, DOrth, MSc, PhD, MFDS RCPS, FHEA
NIHR Clinical Lecturer / Specialty Registrar in Dental Public Health
Lead for Evidence Based Dentistry Module
Centre for Dental Public Health and Primary Care
Institute of Dentistry
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Queen Mary University of London
The Royal London Hospital
Turner Street, London E1 2AD
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 207 882 6862