Nottinghamshire Healthcare team shortlisted for National Dental Awards honour

The oral health promotion team at Nottinghamshire Healthcare has been shortlisted in the National Dental Awards 2022.

Thursday, 28th April 2022, 4:31 pm

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.”

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare's oral health promotion team has been nominated for a National Dental Award

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust runs services and sites across the county and further afield, including Millbrook Mental Health Unit at King’s Mill Hospital in Sutton.

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

professionals.

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.

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