Save A Smile with the Oral Health Foundation this Christmas

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  Posted by: The Probe      5th December 2019

As part of the festive season, the Oral Health Foundation is calling on you to help ‘Save A Smile’ this Christmas.

The charity has provided education, help and support to thousands of people over the course of the year and is now asking for the dental profession to get behind their Save a Smile appeal.

Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the Oral Health Foundation says your donations are vital if the charity is to continue helping the most vulnerable groups in society.

Dr Carter says: “For almost 50 years the charity has been there for people who are looking for support, reassurance and help for their oral health.

“As we head into a new year, we urgently need to continue to provide support and aid to meet the growing demand for services and tackle inequalities in oral health. This is where we need your help.

“By making a donation, you or your practice can help fund some of the programmes, campaigns and resources that can change the landscape of oral health for the better. 

“There is still plenty of work to be done to address serious oral health issues in the UK. Any funds raised will go directly into some really important projects and initiatives, including our work with children, the elderly and those with additional needs.  We’ll also be continuing to campaign on a national and global level, against sugar, alcohol and tobacco that have such a detrimental impact on people’s health.  

“In 2020, we will focus on giving these issues the urgent attention they require to help improve the quality of life for millions. But we cannot do that without you.”

You can support the work of the Oral Health Foundation by donating to the Save a Smile Appeal. Please head to www.dentalhealth.org/SaveASmile.

Earlier this year, the Oral Health Foundation shared their strategy to 2024, which outlines their roadmap across the next five years to help more people achieve better oral health.

The charity’s new President, Dr Ben Atkins, adds: “As an entirely self-funded charity, we depend on your fantastic support to allow us to achieve the goals set out in our strategy as we head into 2020.

“Whether you give as an individual, raise money between your team or contribute as a business, we would greatly value your support.

“We will work tirelessly to ensure every penny can go towards helping people across the UK and beyond to achieve a healthy smile.

“We simply cannot do all this without your support, so please do what you can so that together we can overcome the challenges ahead and build a better future for all.”


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