Welcome to the thirty-third edition of the NEDC e-Bulletin.
In this edition we're pleased to release the next resource in our series of specialised information packages for health care professionals: Dentistry and Eating Disorders. Dentists are among the best placed health care providers to be able to detect the potential presence of an eating disorder in their patients. Oral decay is one of the leading signs and side effects of an eating disorder, especially where purging behaviours are present. As such it is vital that this first opportunity for medical response is treated with the appropriate approach, evidence-based advice and with ongoing positive health outcomes at the fore.
We look forward to continuing our work with the Dentistry and other health care sectors to support efforts to assist in the early detection, treatment advice and support for people living with eating disorders.
Accompanying the release of this resource is a feature article on the nature of eating disorders and their effects on oral hygiene, an interview with leading expert in the treatment of eating disorders, Dr Sloane Madden and some useful links to additional online references and sources for dentists and our engaged membership.
If you are interested in getting more involved in the NEDC we encourage you to join the collaboration and become an NEDC member.
1. Feature Article: Enabling Early Identification
2. Dentistry and Eating Disorders: Get the resource here
3. An interview with Dr Sloane Madden