In November 2016, over 100 dentistry professionals, academics and social care workers gathered for the first national conference on socially inclusive dentistry, focused on excluded groups and marginalised communities, includes people experiencing homelessness, Gypsies and Travellers, people involved in the sex industry and vulnerable migrants. The event explored barriers to services, and ways to overcome these in future education, research and commissioning. 

Produced by Andrew Dickenson and Janine Doughty on behalf of NHS Health Education England, this executive summary reflects the breadth of discussion during the event and summarises the key learning and action points.