The Oral Health Improvement Team promotes oral health messages across Leeds. We aim to improve the oral health among individuals with health inequalities. This is achieved by working closely with public health and professionals across the public and private sectors such as schools and care home staff.
To improve the oral health of the Leeds Community, we run a number of projects to ensure that the public can access oral health messages:
Accessing an NHS Dentist
To access an NHS dentist, you can visit the NHS Choices website at www.nhs.uk and search your postcode for local dental practices in the ‘find local services section’ or you can dial the 111 service for information or for dental emergencies.
Please note: NHS charges apply for dental treatment for people aged above 18 years who do not have exemption of payment.
The Leeds Dental Institute also runs acute pain clinics every Monday to Friday at 8:30am or 12:30pm on a first come first serve basis. More patients will be seen during university term times as patients are seen predominantly by dental students. This service is also available for foreign nationals but they may need to fill in additional forms if they have not been in the country for 12 months.
The Leeds Dental Institute
The Worsley Building
Tooth Brushing Scheme
One of our aims is to improve dental health in children. Targeted Schools across Leeds and Children’s Centres are encouraged to sign up to our tooth brushing scheme. Each school or children’s centre that take part in the scheme would be trained in management of the tooth brushing scheme and will be provided with toothbrushes and toothpaste every term.
The purpose of the training is to equip your staff with updated oral health messages to share with your colleagues, service users, family and children.
A nominated champion from your team will attend training, who can then share what they have learnt at the session with other people.
Key topics which will be discused include:
Monday 16th April 2018, 9.30am-12pm
Monday 11th June 2018, 9.30am-12pm
Wednesday 11th July 2018, 9.30am-12pm, 1.30pm-4pm
Wednesday 8th August, 9.30am-12pm, 1.30pm-4pm
Monday 3rd September, 9.30am-12pm
Monday 1st October, 9.30am-12pm
Monday 31st October, 1.30pm-4pm
If you are interested in any of our training sessions or would like more information, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oral Health Development Team
Armley Moor Health Centre, 95 Town Street, LS12 3HD
0113 843 0387
If you have used this service in the past, and would like to provide us with feedback as part of the NHS “Friends and Family Test” (FFT) please select one of the links below:
To access and complete the FFT click here >
To access and complete the FFT Easy read version click here >
If you are a parent carer you can access and complete the FFT by click here >
The information you provide will be used to inform how better we can deliver the service.