University of Leeds - Professor and Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry
A quarter of 5 year old children in England have tooth decay. Tooth brushing clubs are effective in reducing tooth decay, especially for children with the greatest risk.
BRUSH will capture the current provision of toothbrushing clubs across England and identify examples of good practice. We will then test an implementation toolkit aimed at increasing uptake and maintenance of toothbrushing clubs in nurseries and primary schools.
Findings will inform future government plans to establish a national toothbrushing club programme in England.
Fundamental ResearchCore Science
Collect data and evidence
Fundamental ResearchDiscovery and Design
Implement in schools
TranslateTrials and Assessment
Co-design and test in ~ 10 schools
ImplementLarge Randomised Controlled Trial
Refine and test across ~ 100 schools
Test in contexts and delivery conditions ~ 500 schools
Develop national policy with Whitehall partners