Dr Sally Weston-Price Clinical Lecturer Adult Oral Health and Dental Public Health

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Dr Sally Weston-Price Clinical Lecturer Adult Oral Health and Dental Public HealthBart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistrys.weston-price@qmul.ac.uk

Demonstration of oral hygiene resources


Overview of this sessionDevelopment of the resourceModule demonstrationInitial feedback and evaluationThe next phase


Development of the resource


for Key Stage 2 (7-11 years)

Activity based lesson plan

National curriculum links

Draws on social learning theories

The two themes that are expanded on are



oral hygiene


Development of the resourceThe first draft of the module was presented to focus groups of teachers who work with the specific key stages within and outside of London.

The teacher response was very positive with all expressing they would want to incorporate the lesson into their teaching


Several themes emerged from the focus group:

Lesson duration

Nutrition content

Lesson feasibility

All the teacher feedback was collated and utilised to modify and compile the final module.



Students are provided with diet and brushing diaries to complete at home one week prior to lesson Pre-task:


The lesson:This begins with a PowerPoint presentation designed to introduce children to the concept that tooth decay is a preventable disease. Teachers are provided with background information to prepare for this and are encouraged to ask the questions within the presentation to promote discussion and gather what knowledge

the pupils

already have.


Activity 1: Diet Individuals highlight sugar attacks in their diet diaries and class totals are plotted to visualise group sugar consumption.


Activity 1: Diet


Activity 1: Diet


Activity 2: Hygiene


Activity 2: Hygiene




Follow-up lesson: Students are provided with new diet and brushing diaries to complete at home for one week post lesson. The class exercises involving these diaries are repeated at the follow up lesson.


A pilot study to assess knowledge acquisition following the eBug lesson was conducted last July involving 140 children from the London boroughs of Havering and Tower HamletsA short questionnaire was administered to the children before and immediately after the children received the lesson. Correct and incorrect responses were analysed showing a statistically significant increase in knowledge across several of the learning outcomes

Initial feedback and





Of the eight knowledge based questions asked students showed a significant increase in knowledge gain across six.

Suggesting they learnt that:

Teeth can be protected from decay

Tooth decay can cause pain

Sugar in food and drink causes tooth decay

Brushing last thing at night is most important

Fluoride tooth paste is better for your teeth

After brushing you should spit out the tooth paste but not rinse


Public Engagement


Initial feedback and evaluationSince going live in March the webpage has attracted traffic across the UK, Europe and beyond - 1,417 page views, with 777 downloads of the English lesson


eBug feedback data indicates

159 UK schools have already used the module with 154 of these rating the materials as good or excellent.


The next phase for this moduleA large scale assessment of knowledge acquisition and retention across 7-11 year olds exposed to this lesson is under development including an assessment of diet and brushing behaviour change


qualitative study to explore the oral health knowledge, attitudes, behaviours and views about school-based oral health education of 11-14 year old secondary school

children was undertaken last summer to gain an insight into the Key stage 3 age group and their needs regarding a module


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