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 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.
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.
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.
We work closely with UK and European governments, dental and health professionals, manufacturers, the dental trade, national and local agencies and the public, to achieve our mission of addressing the inequalities which exist in oral health, changing people's lives for the better.
Here are just some of the things we have achieved over the last year:
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 British Dental Health 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 oral health of everyone.
For more than 15 years we have run a Dental Helpline from our head office in the United Kingdom. Our Dental Helpline is a truly charitable service and the crucial work by our experts continues to make a difference to public and professionals alike, proving an invaluable resource in educating the public on a range of dental and oral health related matters.
As a charity, we provide high quality information and oral hygiene products to health professionals everywhere. We have over 7,000 customers from dental surgeries, health centres, hospitals and education centres, offering a range of more than 500 products which offer value and quality to professionals seeking oral health education and motivational materials for their patients and their local community.
We also organise and run two annual campaigns in the UK, National Smile Month (May 18 - June 18, 2015) and Mouth Cancer Action Month (throughout November). We use these campaigns to spread public awareness of oral health issues via the press while encouraging the profession to be more active in education and oral health promotion in their local communities.
For more than 20 years, we have helped the dental profession and consumers make informed choices about which oral care products they buy. Our Accreditation programme gives us the opportunity to provide people with information, protection and education regarding which oral health products they buy, and ensures that the marketing claims made by manufacturers are trustworthy and backed up by scientific evidence. We are proud that our Accreditation programme is now the largest of its type in the world, with more than 150 products spanning across more than 60 countries.
We are a registered charity (not for profit) in the United Kingdom - charity number 263198 - and a company limited by guarantee. All our activities are overseen by a Board of Trustees who ensure the British Dental Health Foundation continues to provide the very best help and support for millions of people around the world.