|Resources for Health Professionals|
Here is a list of resources that would be of use to health professionals
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Berkshire Health Promotion Resources
A free NHS lending and supply service for health promoting materials. Stocks many items on oral health and most other health subjects.
Dental Health Activity Teaching Packs
The service also stocks our two Dental Health Activity packs we have put together - KS1 and KS2 versions.
These packs contain activities, games, DVDs, models and play equipment all designed to help in teaching about dental and oral health.
To find these:
- Go to HP Resources catalogue
- Type dental health activity in the TITLE box
- Click Search button - bottom-right
The British Dental Health Foundation
A UK-based independent charity working to improve the standards of oral health care. A range of oral health resources, from leaflets, models, posters, puppets, stickers, books, videos, cassettes and CD ROMS are available - see the online catalogue for details.
The Comic Company
Their catalogue of health information resources are available online from
www.milk.co.uk leaflets - order free online:– Tiny Teeth, Tiny Tums
SMA Leaflet – The Daily Diet Breakdown – available free of charge from Berhsire Health Promotion
Food - a fact of life - Developed by the British Nutrition Foundation www.foodafactoflife.org
- provides advice, support and downloadable resources for teachers about healthier eating in school;
- contains interactive learning activities for children, as well as activity and information sheets;
- supports healthy schools initiatives throughout the UK, e.g. Food in Schools, Hungry for Success, 5 A DAY.
The content is carefully tailored to the teaching curriculum for 5- to 11- year olds. The site provides interactive activities and information sheets for children to help them discover more about the food they eat.
Smiling for Life
This is a national programme aimed at improving the oral and nutritional health of 0-5 year old children, originally designed by the Health Education Authority, The programme is run locally.
The objectives of the programme are:
- To raise awareness of the importance of oral and nutritional health amongst the children and group leaders
- To encourage the adoption of written healthy snacks policies by the groups.
- To encourage mothers to give their children a cup to drink from by one years old.
If you would like more information about this pack, please contact you local Oral Health Advisors - See the Contacts Page.
British Dental Association
A CD rom teching aid developed by the British Dental Association and supported by Wrigley, the site uses the latest technology to present dentistry in an entertaining and interactive way.
The 3D mouth illustrates the condition of the mouth at different stages of an individual’s life and demonstrates the development of various ailments as well as the application of treatments to tackle them.
Here are some other BDA sites that could be useful:
www.bdasmile.org - Independent dental advice
www.bda.org/museum/learning-and-access/teachers - Details of the BDA Museum
www.betteroralhealth.info - Advice and information for better oral health
A resource pack available for use by childminders:- contact your nearest Oral Health team member - See the Contacts Page.
Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures
Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures oral health education programme is designed to be used with Key Stage 2 primary school children.
Teachers can download this resource from: