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Oral Health Promotion Team (from 2017)

The Happy Smiles Award

At present, the oral health team is in a transitional period, so we will not be offering the award programme.

If you would like to be considered for this award in the future, please contact Oral Health Promotion at giving your details, and ask to be contacted if this programme resumes.

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:

Oral Health Promotion Sessions

The Oral Health Team is going through a transitional period, so we are very sorry that we cannot deliver virtual, or face to face sessions to schools.

Tooth decay, in most cases, can be prevented when children are motivated to improve their oral hygiene and snack options.

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. 



If you would like further information, please contact

The Oral Health Promotion Team