Oral Health Campaign (Leicestershire County Public Health)
You may be aware that in some parts of Leicestershire we have higher levels of childhood tooth decay. Community Dental Services, a Community Interest Company, has been commissioned by Leicestershire County Council as the new provider of the oral health promotion service in Leicestershire from 1 August 2015.
CDS provides oral health information and support for children and more vulnerable adults, the delivery of training, national and local campaigns, tooth brushing programmes and providing a resource centre of teaching aids and promotional literature from our new Blaby office.
Our extensive and popular resource library based in Blaby. Anyone working in Leicestershire in a ‘health promoting’ role can borrow our resources free of charge for a period of two weeks. In the past these have been used as an educational resource by children’s centres, schools, pre-schools, childcare settings, health professionals, parents and carers.
Our popular resources include:
Dental surgery role play (wooden chair, background, mouth model, demonstration toothbrush and two minute timer).
Sugar in drinks activity kit
Oral Health activity kit
Games and Puzzles
Oral Health promotion is a statutory duty of the local authority and the CDS OHP team will also be delivering multi agency training on behalf of Leicestershire County Council to front line staff working with children and families.
Our resources catalogue together with our terms and conditions is attached. Booking is essential and, to avoid disappointment, we recommend booking well in advance. For further information or to make a booking, please contact Lynsey Young on (0116) 243 6460 or email OHP.Leicestershire@cds-cic.nhs.uk
We also have various free factsheets that can be downloaded and cover a range of oral health topics, such as tips for taking care of children’s teeth, dental erosion and fluoride varnish. These can be found on our website http://communitydentalservices.co.uk/ in the Public Health section under the NHS Services tab.
Administrator – Public Health (Oral Health)
Community Dental Services – CIC
Blaby Civic Centre
22-24 Leicester Road
Telephone: 0116 2436460