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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: gwh.oralhealthpromotion@nhs.net 

One of our team members will then contact you to arrange the implementation of Happy Smiles.

You can also 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.

If you would like a teacher training pack, send a request via email to: gwh.oralhealthpromotion@nhs.net

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

Other useful links

Oral Health Foundation Dental Buddy Programme at: www.dentalbuddy.org

www.sugarsmart.org.uk

Oral Health Promotion Sessions

Tooth decay, in most 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 (designated schools only), providing resources online and training for staff (face to face and online).

Here are some suggestions for lesson planning. We have designed and produced work books for all Key Stages which correspond to these lessons:

Key Stage 1
Puppets or stories with interactive resources, which introduce tooth brushing, diet and dental visits in a fun and interactive way.

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.

Key Stage 2 (Years 5 & 6)
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.

Workbooks:

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

Early Years support

Supervised Tooth Brushing

A toolkit has been written for providers in early years settings. It has been recognised by NICE that these schemes have an impact on establishing good oral health routines for children and their families.

If you apply for the tooth brushing toolkit, we will offer Oral Health sessions for children in your setting alongside tooth brushing scheme training for you and your staff.

To book please apply to Gill Tripp at gwh.oralhealthpromotion@nhs.net

 

Oral Health Training for Health Visitors and Nursery Nurses.

Alongside our training pack, we would recommend a training module in Oral Health that is very suitable for gaining a little more evidence based information.

This training module is suitable for early years professionals giving advice in a clinical setting or baby visits at home.

The module can be located on: http://portal.e-lfh.org.uk/login Details will be given about login.

Face to face training

The Oral Health Promotion Team is available for face to face training sessions.

Contact

If you would like further information, please contact

The Oral Health Promotion Team

gwh.oralhealthpromotion@nhs.net