Children's Oral Health - elearning for healthcare
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About the Children's Oral Health programme

This elearning programme provides information and advice about children’s oral health. It is aimed at parents, expectant mothers, early years healthcare workers, teachers, nurses, GPs and the public.

Oral health is an important part of every child’s wellbeing. It impacts on the ability for children to eat and sleep, to socialise with confidence and to concentrate at school. However, many children experience problems with their oral health. Tooth decay affects around a quarter of five-year olds in England and it is also the leading cause of hospital admissions for five to nine-year-olds by some distance. Many children who go to hospital because of tooth decay need to have teeth removed under general anaesthetic. This is despite the fact that tooth decay is almost entirely preventable.

This programme will help you to support the children you care for to maintain good oral health. It covers the main causes of tooth decay and simple actions that can be taken to prevent the problem. It also explains when a child’s primary (baby) and adult (permanent) teeth start to appear, and what you should do if a tooth is knocked out. By the end of the session users will have developed their knowledge of oral health and be more confident in providing children’s oral health advice.

The programme consists of one elearning session that will take about 20 minutes to complete. As you work through the session you will be asked a number of self-assessment questions which enable you to check your understanding of the key points.

Further elearning sessions will be added in 2019 to support the understanding of children’s oral health advice for the health and social care workforce.

Meet the team

  • Nigel Hunt

    Nigel Hunt

    Chairman of Division of Craniofacial and Developmental Sciences, Head of Unit of Orthodontics, Eastman Dental Hospital, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust
  • Asma Keshtgar

    Asma Keshtgar

    Specialty Trainee, Eastman Dental Hospital, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust
  • Fatima Bulbulia

    Fatima Bulbulia

    Head of Education, Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • elfh-staff-Neha-Baj-learning-profile

    Neha Baj

    Content Development Lead, HEE elearning for healthcare
  • Simon Blackmore

    Simon Blackmore

    Learning Designer, HEE elearning for healthcare

How to access

Available to all

The Children’s Oral Health programme is freely available to access here.
Please note your progress and completion of sessions will not be recorded and you will not be able to generate a record of completion. If you require evidence of learning, please register and then log in to access this programme on the elfh Hub.

If you already have an account with elfh, then you can enrol on to the Children’s Oral Health programme by logging in to the elfh Hub, selecting My Account > Enrolment and selecting the programme. You can then access the programme immediately in the My elearning section.

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To view the Children’s Oral Health programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Children’s Oral Health programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

More information

Please select the following link for more information on how to use the elfh Hub.

GDC Enhanced CPD

In 2018, the General Dental Council (GDC) introduced the Enhanced CPD Scheme for dentists and dental care professionals. The Children’s Oral Health session can be counted as verifiable CPD for the Enhanced CPD scheme.

Once you have completed the session, you must first generate a course completion certificate from the HEE elfh Hub. Then complete the Enhanced CPD form, making reference to the course completion certificate. Both the completed Enhanced CPD form and the accompanying HEE elfh Hub course completion certificate should be kept as evidence in your records to demonstrate you have completed verifiable CPD, should the GDC request it.

You can download the Enhanced CPD form below.

Enhanced CPD form >

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