How can you make a difference to children’s oral health?

shutterstock_289525484Taking place on the evening of Thursday 3 November, Dental Wellness Trust will be hosting a special event to find out how dental professionals can make the most difference when it comes to children’s oral health.

Entitled Saving kids’ teeth: how can we make the most difference?, the evening will see Professor Jenny Gallagher, Professor Nairn Wilson, Dr Linda Greeenwall and Dr Milad Shadrooh discuss the shocking statistics surrounding children being admitted to hospital to have their teeth extracted.

With 45,000 children in England being admitted to hospital to have their teeth extracted, the Dental Wellness Trust initiative hopes to answer the question: ‘how can we make the most difference to significantly reduce this number, and prevent more children being admitted to hospital to have their teeth extracted?’

Hosted by Sir Paul Beresford MP in the presence of Dr Sara Hurley (chief dental officer for NHS England), the event will be held at Portcullis House, Westminster, between 7-9pm on 3 November.

Spaces are limited; reserve your place on Eventbrite.

With the motto ‘Oral health through dental wellness’, the Dental Wellness Trust is a nonprofit charity that reaches out to disadvantaged communities by running oral health programmes for children and the elderly living in poverty.

In South Africa, 5,200 children participate in the charity’s daily supervised toothbrushing programmes at schools and evening health clubs. An initiative that the Dental Wellness Trust is now looking to introduce this to the UK. The charity also has three ongoing research projects being undertaken by its international global research team on elderly health, fissure sealants and supervised toothbrushing.

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