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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: 

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:

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:

Virtual Oral Health Sessions 2021

We can now offer schools oral health sessions via Microsoft Teams. These lessons include our resources. It is a free service.

For information and bookings, please contact us via our email address: 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Community Dental Resources Team (Oral Health )

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 (online via Microsoft Teams).

Please contact us for resources to help with oral health projects in school via the email address below.   

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.


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. Oral health is now a requirement as part of EYFS statutory framework.

You can apply for a tooth brushing toolkit and 'in house' virtual training for you and your staff to support you with any help in setting up tooth brushing schemes or Oral Health projects.

Please apply to Gill Tripp at


Virtual training

The Oral Health Promotion Team is available for VIRTUAL sessions for all early years and school teaching staff.


If you would like further information, please contact

The Oral Health Promotion Team