Stage of Research: Fundamental Research Team Members: 2
Oral Health

School and Nursery Toothbrushing Clubs (BRUSH)

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.

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Fundamental Research

Core Science

Fundamental Research

Discovery and Design

Implement in schools


Trials and Assessment


Large Randomised Controlled Trial


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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