Katie is an Innovation Fellow in Paediatric Dentistry working in our Derbyshire service.
She has been working to produce a leaflet on ‘Caring for Your Baby’s Teeth’ to advise new parents about the importance of putting good oral health practices in place from a very early age.
The production of the leaflets has been supported by the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity and the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry. They will be handed out in the discharge packs given to all new parents.
They will also be distributed through maternity groups, health visitors and Derby Community Parent Programme to reach as wide an audience as possible of new parents.
‘It has been great to have had the opportunity to work on a resource that is going to help new parents understand more about how to care for their children’s teeth and hopefully put good practices in place from a very early age. It is especially pleasing that it has received the backing of the BSPD and been supported by a wide range of partners.’ commented Katie.
More information and resources can be found on Derbyshire Childrens Hospital.