Making Oral Health Everybody’s Business

Over 40 professionals with an interest in oral health promotion from across the East of England have attended a study day, ‘Oral Health – The Gateway to Better Health’.  Organised by the Oral Health Improvement Team from Community Dental Services, the day provided a learning platform for oral health improvement. Delegates represented a wide skills… Continue Reading...

Starting Well was launched in Luton 4 October 2017

CDS are delighted to support Starting Well, a new innovative Government programme to improve the oral health of young children.   Luton has been chosen to implement the programme; building on the progress the town has made to improve the oral health of its youngest and most vulnerable children.   The programme will help dental… Continue Reading...

Supporting Research Readiness in Social Enterprise Health Services

A paper has been written by the Transformation Research Alliance titled ‘Supporting research readiness in social enterprise health services’.  Health-based social enterprises are spun out of the NHS, yet continue to provide NHS-funded services. With the spin-out, however, formal processes for research governance were lost. Patients have a right to take part in research, regardless… Continue Reading...

Mouth Cancer 10k Awareness Walk – Saturday 30 September 2017

A team from Community Dental Services are taking part in the Mouth Cancer 10k Awareness Walk on Saturday 30 September 2017 in Hyde Park, London, at 12:00 noon. It is a great event and even better this year as there is so many of us walking in aid of a charity that’s so close to… Continue Reading...

FREE Oral Health Training

Are you interested in FREE Oral Health Training for all Professionals working with Children 0-19 years old? Young teeth are important for a healthy life – what can you do to help? Come along to a short training session where you can gain knowledge on Oral Health and we can equip you with activity ideas.… Continue Reading...

Update from One Life Suffolk

One Life Suffolk, in conjunction with Public Health England, have launched a “Drink Responsibly Campaign” and you can become involved by downloading the “One You Days Off” App!  To find out more about the campaign please click here Know someone that needs support? Turning Point can help! Turning Point is a social enterprise, focused on… Continue Reading...

Oral Health Study Day - closing date for booking 18th August!

We are excited to announce that the CDS, in partnership with Health Education England. will be holding our first study day on Oral Health. Sue Gregory OBE will be introducing the programme for the day and we have some  very poignant topics, with speakers expert in their fields. The afternoon will be split into mini presentations… Continue Reading...

‘Healthy Smiles’ and Supervised Toothbrushing Programme at The Haven 2000 Nursery and Preschool

On the 12th July Community Dental Services and Mayor Dave Hodgson joined by  Councillor Louise Jackson, Portfolio Holder for Public Health, visited The Haven 2000 Nursery and Preschool  to see  ‘Healthy Smiles’, a supervised toothbrushing programme for Bedford Borough schools and early years settings, in action. Mayor Dave Hodgson said “I was delighted to visit… Continue Reading...

Wonderland Daycare Nursery

Our Oral Health Team in Bedford visited Wonderland Daycare Nursery as part of National Smile Month.  The Mayor of Luton presented toothbrush/toothpaste packs to the children, which were donated by CDS Action, the charity arm of Community Dental Services CIC. These are for the children to use at home to support twice daily brushing. Earlier… Continue Reading...

Community Dental Services Raise a Smile

As part of National Smile Month, we have donated toothbrush/toothpaste packs to the children who attend Dinky Dragons Nursery in Leighton Buzzard.   The Town Mayor of Leighton-Linslade, Mr Syed Rahman, presented the packs to the children for them to use at home to support twice daily brushing.   National Smile Month is a very… Continue Reading...

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