Welcome to the home of the British Dental Health Foundation! We are an independent charity dedicated to improving oral health - in the UK and around the world.
The dental health blog is exploring the latest news and issues of the heart of dentistry and oral health, includes opinion, comments, facts, tips and information.
The charity provides an exclusive range of dental patient information consisting of frequently asked questions about dental terms and treatment procedures, oral hygiene, and all you need to about in order to take care of your dental health.
The Foundation evaluates consumer oral health care products to ensure that manufacturers' product claims are clinically proven and not exaggerated. Currently there are over 150 approved products on sale in 80 countries around the world.
Our Dental Helpline, staffed by fully trained oral health experts and dental nurses, gives free and impartial dental advice. We can help you on subjects such as current UK legislation and regulations, NHS and private dental charges.
Formed in 1971, the concept of preventive dentistry and the benefits which could ensue from it were very new and being practiced by only a small proportion of the dental profession. The founding fathers of the Foundation wished to see the preventive message that 'Teeth are for Life' spread as widely as possible to the public with the aim of improving the overall health of the nation's teeth.
The Foundation has run a National Dental Helpline from their head office in Rugby, Warwickshire, for over a decade. The helpline offers free advice and has received almost 350,000 calls since its creation, dealing with a large range of dental enquiries from the public.
The charity provides an exclusive range of dental products and educational material for dental practices, PCTs and oral health educators from around the UK and its range of over 50 'Tell Me About' patient information leaflets are distributed across the country.
The British Dental Health Foundation also organise and run two annual campaigns, National Smile Month (May 19 - June 19) and Mouth Cancer Action Month (throughout November). The Foundation uses the campaigns to spread public awareness of oral health issues via the press while encouraging the profession to be more active in education in their local communities.
The Foundation celebrated 40th year in 2011.
In the last year the British Dental Health Foundation:
The Foundation is a registered charity - charity number 263198 - in the UK, and a company limited by guarantee.
Its activities are overseen by a Board of Trustees:
TRUSTEE BOARDTony Newton - President John Siebert - Immediate Past PresidentDaniel DavisSimon GamboldJanet GoodwinLorna GrazetteElizabeth KayKen LaveryBen AtkinsJames Mehta Nairn WilsonCompany Secretary - Dr Nigel Carter OBE BDS LDS(RCS)Company Registration Number: 1027338
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