Top honour brings a special smile
A Scots children’s charity has won the prestigious National Oral Health Promotion Group Patron Prize at the recent NOHPG Conference.
Action for Sick Children Scotland’s Special Smiles Dental Project took the top honour.
Dr Albert Yeung, consultant in dental public health at NHS Lanarkshire and a member of the ASCS Project Advisory Group in Lanarkshire, nominated the work Special Smiles had carried out in the Board area for the NOHPG prize.
The project helps children with additional support needs, using ASCS’s Dental Play resources, to look after their teeth and help to reduce any worries about visiting the dentist.
ASCS chairman Professor Richard Olver said: “Since 2009 our Special Smiles project has worked in partnership with NHS boards in various parts of Scotland and we are delighted that this has been recognised in this way.”
At the recent IAPD Congress in Glasgow, the Special Smiles work in Lanarkshire was a finalist in the poster competition, finishing as runner-up in the Bright Smiles-Bright Futures Award category.