Harrow Oral Health Promotion Team

A warm hello from Erinna and Louise.
 
We are the Oral health promotion team for the borough of Harrow. Our aim is that every child in living Harrow is given the best start in life and the opportunity to grow up free from dental decay.
 
We work in partnership with other healthcare providers to enable us to reach out and engage with the whole community.
 
According to latest statistics taken from the 5 year old BASCD dental survey, Harrow has the highest rates of decay in children and now falls at the top above all other London Boroughs. This data highlighted that 42.4% of 5 year olds living in Harrow have dental decay.
 
Our role is to increase awareness of the importance of maintaining oral health and support families by providing the key oral health messages.
 
As Harrow is experiencing such high levels of tooth decay in children, our main focus is to work within the School and Nursery settings. We have recently introduced the supervised tooth brushing programme in selected schools and 4 Special Educational Needs (SEN) schools in Harrow.
 
Children in Nursery, Reception and all year groups in SEN schools are given the opportunity to learn a life skill by brushing their teeth once a day during school hours. We hope that this programme will reduce inequalities and allow all children to learn to brush.
 
We offer training to the School nursing team and Children’s Centres. We also attend parent and toddler sessions, coffee mornings, library sessions and community events.
 
You can access oral health advice through your Health Visiting Teams, School Nursing Teams and Children’s Centre.

Harrow Zoom Meetings

Click below for Harrow OHP Zoom Meeting Topics.

Harrow Parent/Carers Oral Health Information Sessions

Mar 10, 2021 10:30 AM
 
Link: to be confirmed
Zoom Meeting ID: 856 9296 1337
Passcode: harrow

Parent Oral health session including information on tooth brushing aids (S.E.N) Q & A with dentist after

There are no scheduled Zoom meetings at this time.
 
Topics covered
  • Brushing tips and techniques
  • How to adapt brushes for children with additional needs
  • How to help protect your child’s teeth from tooth decay
  • Top tooth tips
  • Advice on visiting and finding a dentist and much more!

Erinna Proudfoot

Oral Health Promoter
Barham House, 116 Chaplin Road, Wembley, HA0 4UZ
(e) erinna.proudfoot@nhs.net
(t) 020 3316 8289
Working days Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Louise Mclean

Oral Health Promoter
Community Dental Services
Alexandra Avenue Health and Social Care Centre
275 Alexandra Avenue, South Harrow, HA2 9DX
Working on it!