Free Dentistry CPD Courses - Children's Dental Hygiene CPD

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Promoting children’s oral health

Although oral health is improving across the UK, tooth decay still affects far too many children.1 In England, almost a quarter (23.3%) of children under 5 years have obvious decay, and for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland the figures are even worse (28.9%, 35.4% and 40%, respectively).1 Supporting parents to adopt protective oral health behaviours early in their children’s lives is critical to developing long-term oral health habits which reduce the risk of decay.


After studying this module you should:

  • Understand the interventions that prevent tooth decay and improve oral health
  • Know how oral hygiene products and routines should change as a child develops
  • Gain confidence in advising parents about oral health as part of your routine practise


  • Read the clinical review
  • Complete the online assessment
  • Receive CPD certificate


Written by: Karen J Stocker BSc (Hons)
Reviewed by: Michelle Thomas RGN, RHV, MSc, RNP, PGCE, FHEA


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This learning module can be used towards CPD for revalidation with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and General Medical Council (GMC)..

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