Oral Health Improvement


Childsmile is a national programme designed to improve the oral health of children in Scotland and reduce inequalities both in dental health and access to dental services. Childsmile developed largely from two national demonstration programmes (2006-08) laid out in the  Dental Action Plan 2005.

Further information is available from the Childsmile website

Caring for Smiles

Caring for Smiles is Scotland’s national oral health promotion, training and support programme for older people, particularly those living in care homes.   A number of resources are available:

Smile4 life

Smile4Life  is a developing oral health preventive programme for homeless populations across Scotland.

Further information is available from the  Smile4Life pages on the Dundee University website.

Mouth Matters

Mouth Matters  is a  developing is an evidence-informed oral health promotion resource  designed to enable health professionals, prison staff and support workers to meet the specific oral health needs of offender populations in Scotland.

Further information is available from the  Scottish Oral Health Improvement Prison Programme .