Designed to Smile
The Designed to Smile Programme has two elements :
- A preventive programme for Nursery/Primary school children : This involves the delivery of School/Nursery based tooth brushing and fluoride varnish
programmes for children aged 3-5 to help establish good habits early on, fissure sealant application and preventive advice for 6-12.
- A preventive programme for children from birth to 3 years : The aim is to give good consistent advice to parents, to provide toothbrushes and toothpaste
and encourage visits to the dentist.
The annual monitoring report highlights that the scheme targets children living in deprived areas, and that parent consent and child participation rates are very good. Currently, 1,389 schools are participating in the toothbrushing programme, with a total of 92,948 children brushing daily.
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Best Practices in Oral Health Promotion and Prevention from Across Europe
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