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Oral Health

Oral Health Lessons and Text Messaging (BRIGHT)

Approximately one half of 12-15 year old children living in deprived areas of the UK had dental decay. Very few oral health promotion programmes are aimed at teenage children.

BRIGHT is a randomised controlled trial evaluating the impact of an oral health lesson delivered by teachers to secondary school children with a twice daily text message.

The trial is still collecting final follow-up data. Findings will inform Department for Education statutory guidance on relationships education, relationships and sex education and health education.

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Fundamental Research

Core Science

Fundamental Research

Discovery and Design


Trials and Assessment


Large Randomised Controlled Trial

Refine and test across ~ 100 schools


Regional Rollout


Evidence-based Policy

Our team members

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Dr. Peter Day

University of Leeds - Professor and Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry

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