TEETH TEAM 2010
TEETH TEAM STARTS
The programme has been in existence since 2010, when local dental practices, the salaried dental service and a dental supply company shared concerns relating to the extremely high incidence of dental decay (caries) in local children.
TEETH TEAM 2013
They joined forces to create a partnership where, by working together, they hoped they could make a difference to the dental health of young children living in their area. The successful partnership continued until the autumn of 2013, when the salaried dental services had to reconsider their position, as they felt they could no longer continue to support the programme due to service constraints. They therefore decided to leave the partnership.
TEETH TEAM 2017
TEETH TEAM WINS OUTSTANDING INNOVATION AWARD
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Teeth Team has won the first ever ‘Outstanding Innovation’ award from the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD)!
The BSPD’s remit is ‘improving children’s oral health’ and, accordingly, this award is designed to recognise ‘excellent work undertaken by dental team members in support of children’s oral health’. We are told that their executive panel judged Teeth Team’s ‘excellent project to be the clear winner’.
This award is much appreciated as a testament to years of hard work and dedicated support by everyone involved in Teeth Team and we hope the programme will go from strength to strength, to improve the dental health of as many children as possible across Hull and East Yorkshire.
TEETH TEAM NOW
UP TO NOW
The Teeth Team programme is now a well-established and nationally-recognised child dental health improvement initiative, which is facilitated within the City of Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
The remaining partners continue to facilitate and develop the initiative and are delighted to report the programme has grown significantly over time, gaining increasing support from additional partners, individuals and independent organisations who have given their endorsement.