Kelly’s Childsmile Course

Last week Childsmile nurse Kelly attended an additional Childsmile course at Aberdeen Dental Education Centre. The course is for providing Childsmile nurses with the techniques to help encourage health behaviour changes and to keep with the change. This will help Kelly to deliver Childsmile appointments to the children who attend the practice in order to help them get into good habits regarding their oral health.

By doing this course Kelly has learnt to:

  • discuss the role of Childsmile appointments
  • the theory of the Cycle of Change
  • apply the theoretical framework and important concepts when delivering oral health advice

At the practice we are lucky to have a separate Childsmile room that our Childsmile nurses can take patients to. We have 4 Childsmile nurses who are; Kelly, Carla, Chloe and Kirsty. Emma and Freya who are qualified dental nurses are really keen to undergo the Childsmile course to become Childsmile nurses.