4 May, 2024

Children get dental education

A unique children’s dental health education program is brightening smiles across the West Moreton Health region, with more than 18,000 students benefitting from valuable tooth tips.

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With a focus on early intervention and engagement, West Moreton’s long-running Keep Your Smile for Life program has delivered preventative dental information at more than 80 primary schools including in Boonah, Esk, and Gatton.

Last year, the program received a custom-built education van, the first of its kind in Queensland.

Dental Health Clinical Staff visit West Moreton primary schools in the mobile clinic to teach students about food and drink choices, lunchbox tips, dental disease and the importance of looking after your teeth.

Students in Years 5 and 6 also take part in food-based experiments, while all children receive a new toothbrush and oral healthcare information to take home.

The program complements regular check-ups and dental treatment provided by mobile dental vans at schools across Queensland.


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