Childsmile after 10 years part 2: programme development, implementation and evaluation

Macpherson, L. M.D. , Rodgers, J. and Conway, D. I. (2019) Childsmile after 10 years part 2: programme development, implementation and evaluation. Dental Update, 46(3), pp. 238-246. (doi: 10.12968/denu.2019.46.3.238)

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Childsmile is the national child oral health improvement programme for Scotland. It was developed as pilot studies from 2006/7, building on an established national supervised toothbrushing programme in nursery schools. By 2011, an integrated programme was in place in all NHS Boards across the country. The importance of a multi-agency, common risk factor approach is acknowledged and the programme continues to evolve through learning from the embedded process evaluation. The development and implementation of Childsmile has been associated with major improvements in child oral health. However, clear health inequalities remain and the future focus of the programme will aim to reduce further the social gradient of child oral health in Scotland.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Macpherson, Professor Lorna and Conway, Professor David
Authors: Macpherson, L. M.D., Rodgers, J., and Conway, D. I.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Journal Name:Dental Update
Publisher:Mark Allen Healthcare
Published Online:28 March 2019

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