Oral Health Training


LEAP – Oral Health Team

What is LEAP Oral Health Training

LEAP's Oral Health Training (CPD accredited) aims to provide practitioners with evidence-based oral health messages.

By attending the training, we hope that practitioners will gain:

  • A better understanding of current evidence-based oral health messages.
  • Strengthened knowledge on free sugars in food and drinks.
  • Strategies to support oral health for babies and children.
  • Increased knowledge on fluoride varnish and Dental Check By One campaign
What is LEAP Oral Health Training

Who is the training for?

This free training is aimed at early years practitioners who work with children aged 0-3 years in Lambeth.

The training will enable practitioners to give consistent evidence based messages and advice to local families regarding oral health. 

Problem being addressed

Oral health is an important part of general wellbeing. When children have poor oral health, it can affect their ability to sleep, eat, speak and play. Poor oral health can also mean that children may have to take time off nursery or school because they are in pain or need treatment.

Tooth decay is the most common disease affecting children.  By five years old, nearly a quarter of children have tooth decay, with an average of three teeth affected.

Tooth decay is the most common reason for hospital admission for children aged five to nine years old.

How do I take part?

Check the calendar for upcoming dates to sign up, or contact LEAP’s Oral Health Promotion Practitioner Claire Benzies on claire.benzies1@nhs.net or at 07746 979503.

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