In March 2019 12 Resurgam Trust Staff and volunteers were trained by the Community Dental Service of the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust to skill us up to become Oral Health Champions in our communities. Supported by a fixed grant provided by the Public Health Agency we were able to access resources to help provide educational talks, input to community events and groups to promote oral health awareness for everyone in our communities.
The training taught our volunteers and staff the importance of oral health which is health or the teeth and surrounding tissues. This includes keeping us pain free, able to eat a varied diet and helping us to speak clearly. The health of our mouths can also be an indication of other health issues such as diabetes or oral cancer.
The key messages for oral health are outlined here:
For some details on Oral Health improvement materials please click here