The team has been shortlisted for its National Smile Month campaign which involved a range of activities to share important oral health messages.
Julia Wilkinson, senior health promotion specialist in the team, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be a finalist in The Dental Awards.
"It has been such a challenging time for everyone, we are proud that our innovative work has been recognised at such a high level.”
It’s oral health promotion team strives to improve the oral health and smiles of residents in Nottinghamshire, by working with children and young people, their families, and local
Becky Sutton, trust community health services executive director, said: “Congratulations to our oral health promotion team.
"They work extremely hard to improve the oral health of people and deserve this recognition.
“Last year, was a challenging year for all. They made sure they worked even more innovatively to overcome barriers and raise awareness of this fantastic campaign.”
One of the activities the team ran was ‘brushing buddies’, a supervised toothbrushing programme at targeted sites identified in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Another activity was ‘Teeth Tools for Schools’, an educational resource for children aged three-11.
To build on this and to support the engagement process during the pandemic, the team created an electronic newsletter, The Crunch, for sites working with children and
young people, such as schools and nurseries.
Winners will be announced on July 1.