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Oral Health Promotion Team (from 2017)

The Happy Smiles Award

This exciting programme has been designed to be used throughout your primary school, to improve children’s oral health.The programme should be completed within an academic year, working together to give positive health messages, to achieve good health outcomes. 

If your primary school would like to apply to participate in this programme, please complete this application form, and send it to us at:  oralhealthpromotion@gwh.nhs.uk 

One of our team members will be allocated to your school and will contact you to make the booking and to implement the programme.

Download the Oral Health Activity pack, which includes full details of the award here

You can use the Happy Smiles Award materials to provide evidence for Bronze, Silver or Gold Wiltshire Healthy Schools criteria. Several schools have used support from the Oral Health Team to improve oral health.  

Oral Health E- Learning Training Pack for Teachers

The Oral Health Promotion Team have produced a training resource designed to give teachers some evidence based oral health information that will help to support oral health sessions or projects within the classroom.

Download the Oral Health training resource here 

If you choose to use this training resource, we would really appreciate any feedback. If you could spare a few minutes to complete the evaluation form and send it back to us as instructed on page 28, we would be very grateful.

After receiving this evaluation, we will send a certificate to you as proof of completing the training pack.

The Oral Health Promotion Team for the Great Western Hospital Trust, Community Dental Services, offers:

  • Oral health sessions to your Wiltshire school (see details below)
  • Support for your school health week
  • an introduction to the Happy Smiles Award programme

All of our services are free of charge.

Oral Health Promotion Sessions

Tooth decay, in many cases, can be prevented when children are motivated to improve their oral hygiene and snack options. The oral health promotion team is skilled in delivering sessions which raise awareness of these issues, with the children in a fun way, thereby increasing their motivation.

Key Stage 1
Puppets or stories with interactive resources, which introduce tooth brushing, diet and dental visits in a fun and interactive way. (Details are discussed with teacher) A work book is used for year 2 classes

Key Stage 2 (Years 3 & 4)
A session looking at teeth and their functions, charting teeth, diet and tooth decay finishing with a quiz and prizes. At the end of the session the students will have compiled a work book containing all the information.

Key Stage 2 (Years 5 & 6)
A session looking at the process of decay, diet, reading food labels, recognising sugar contained in products. At the end of the session the students will have compiled a work book containing all the information.

Each of the sessions last approximately 1 - 1¼ hours with all resources provided.

Other resources:

Dental health workbook 1 (year 2)

Dental health workbook 2 (year 3/4)

Dental health workbook 3 (year 5/6)

Kevin the tooth fairy (post visit parent leaflet)

Tilly the toot fairy (post visit parent leaflet)  

Dental health certificate

Contact

If you would like to book a session, or for further information, please contact: oralhealthpromotion@gwh.nhs.uk