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:
- Guide for Care Homes
- Guide to Dental Services, treatment charges and exemptions for care home residents (Updated May 2016)
- Guide for friends and families
- Guide for carers
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 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 .