The oral health improvement team are involved with two major projects each year. The oral health improvement team are dedicated in raising awareness for Smile Month and Mouth Cancer Awareness Month.
National Smile Month
Every year, we raise awareness for the national smile month during May and June by providing useful information to the public and by working with organisations across Leeds. To get involved, please visit the official national smile month website http://www.nationalsmilemonth.org
This year will be national smile month’s 40th anniversary. To celebrate this, we hope to work together with 40 companies and 40 teams within these companies across Leeds to promote national smile month. If your business is interested in taking part, please contact us.
Mouth Cancer Awareness Month
Another project we are keen on raising awareness for is the mouth cancer awareness month during November. We provide free mouth cancer screening sessions for members of the public across Leeds. If we find anything suspicious, we would refer patients for more extensive investigations.
Visit the official mouth cancer website for more information on mouth cancerhttp://www.mouthcancer.org/.
We have resource boxes are available to loan for schools, children’s centres and private day nurseries and children’s centres. They are also available for health care professionals to loan out and use for families or children they work with. We have different resource boxes to loan out dependant on the age group that the resources are intended for (from preschool to primary school ages).
The resource box includes a variety of resources for children to use, these may include:
If you would like to loan a resource box, please contact us for more information on how to loan a box.
To ensure that up-to date oral health key messages are shared with the community, we provide a range of FREE oral health training sessions for professionals who work closely with people who have health inequalities.
If you are interested in coming to a training session, please contact us at oral health to book a place. If you are unable to make any of the dates, we are planning further dates so please get in touch so that we can invite you to future training opportunities.
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:
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The information you provide will be used to inform how better we can deliver the service.