The Oral Well being Basis has been serving to to affect the world’s oral well being by training and help for practically 5 a long time and inside this era we’ve labored to enhance individuals’s attitudes and behaviours as to how they care and take care of their mouths.
We’re immensely proud that the charity’s values and ideas stay the identical right now as after we first fashioned. Our ideas and experiences assist to information the work we do and folks we assist.
We work carefully with oral well being educators, well being professionals, faculties and workplaces, to assist facilitate and encourage them in delivering oral well being training, particularly in deprived communities and areas of recognized poor oral well being. And we additionally ship direct recommendation and help to these in want. That is performed by our Dental Helpline.
The Oral Well being Basis facilitates 1000’s of occasions and initiatives yearly and continues to supply a discussion board for like-minded individuals to marketing campaign collectively and organise grassroots actions akin to enjoyable days, talks, sponsored occasions, roadshows, shows, open classes and competitions – all which have the final word objective of participating individuals within the significance of oral well being.
A lot of the work we do has additionally coincided with an enchancment within the inhabitants oral well being standing, such because the variety of tooth they’ve now in contrast a couple of generations in the past. We’ve additionally been witnessed and performed a serious position in important modifications in authorities insurance policies which have had a direct impact on our oral well being as a inhabitants.
Listed here are simply a few of the issues we’ve achieved during the last 12 months:
- We facilitated and assisted in additional than 3,000 group occasions selling oral well being.
- We labored with greater than 15,000 dental and well being organisations to extend consciousness of essential oral well being points.
- Our joint work with over 1,000 nurseries and faculties helped promote the worth of a wholesome smile to 1000’s of youngsters.
- Greater than half 1,000,000 of our ‘Inform Me About’ affected person info leaflets had been provided to dental practices and hospitals to offer out to sufferers.
- We had 1,200 articles selling oral well being within the media and press.
- Our messages selling good oral hygiene reached an estimated 330 million readers, listeners and viewers worldwide.
- Our web site noticed greater than 2.5 million of you go to us for oral well being info.
- We accredited greater than 150 oral well being merchandise to assist customers make knowledgeable decisions.
Through the 12 months we’ve visited individuals and groups up and down the nation, all of which have been impressed by the work that we do. Whether or not it’s a college working oral well being classes within the classroom, dental college students creating participating initiatives to enhance group well being, or fundraisers seeking to elevate consciousness and cash for the trigger that all of us imagine in.
The fervour and enthusiasm of people and teams has been enormously infectious and it offers us nice hope for the longer term. We urge anyone with an curiosity in oral well being and keenness to make a optimistic affect to affix us in our actions and assist us drive this transformation and make a distinction.