Early Years Health Services
Before three years of age, many children spend most of their time at home with their family. Frontline staff, such as health visitors and midwives, can help parents, carers and other family members understand how important good oral health is and how it affects overall health, wellbeing and development, by:
What can Designed to Smile do for you?
Oral Health Education (OHE) training sessions can be delivered by D2S staff to other health and social care professionals working with children. Sessions can be provided for student health professional courses, as well as staff post-qualification as continuing professional development. Contact your local D2S team to organise a session.
D2S can help health visitors and other health professionals find dental services for the families they support. Contact your local D2S team for more information.
D2S can provide resources to use for oral health promotion, such as leaflets and posters. They can also provide toothbrushing packs and training cups to professionals working in Flying Start areas. Contact your local D2S team for more information.
Last Updated: April 2019
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