Twelve businesses receive slice of BDHF oral health fund
Emergency dentistry patients looking for new ways to improve their oral health could be interested in a recent announcement from the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF).
On Wednesday (July 20th), the organisation revealed that twelve practices had qualified for increased investment provided by the Oral Health Education Project.
As part of the scheme, which was created with assistance from the Wrigley Tooth Fairy Fund, the successful companies will carry out educational programmes in a bid to raise awareness about healthy teeth and gums.
The money is set to go towards helping disadvantaged families and the elderly, including in-patients during hospital stays.
Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the BDHF, said: "As well as lobbying government to keep oral health a priority, we will continue to work hard to secure new funding to help more projects in the future."
News of the initiative comes after the organisation revealed that people spending time in hospital could see their oral health deteriorate due to lack of care.