The team at Cherry Trees Dental were delighted to see their hard work for local children recognised at a recent awards ceremony.
The Private Dentistry Awards are a kind of ‘Dental Oscars’ and Cherry Trees, based in Soulbury Road, Linslade, won Best Community/Charity Project and also received a Highly Commended in the Best Children’s Dental Health Initiative.
Practice principal, Dr Debbie Ganguli said: “All the team have worked so hard to help inspire local school children and make them aware of the importance of good oral health. I am delighted with the recognition and I hope that it will inspire us further. “
Over the past couple of years, Dr Ganguli and the team have developed schemes that empower local children to think about their teeth and mouth, which also fit in with their national curriculum learning.
For instance, Debbie recently worked with children at Greenleas Lower School on Teeth and the Tudors and team members Yvonne and Dale visited Linslade Lower to talk about the Second World War and the effects of rationing on teeth.
The practice says this approach makes the scientific content much more engaging for a young audience.
Dr Ganguli added: “We now have over 20 schools, Brownie and Scout groups and preschool/nurseries on board, and more signing up each day for the free scheme.
“All the team and I really love to see the kids inspired to think differently about their teeth and oral health.
“Hopefully we can create a generation of flossers rather than filings!”
If you think that your school or group could benefit from the scheme, call 01525 384894 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.