Oral Health School Incursions Melbourne
Interactive Oral Health School Incursions about oral health and hygiene for Melbourne Kinder & Primary Schools
Prevention is better than cure”. Statistics from the Australian Government in 2009 stated that 42% of 5-year-olds had some form of tooth decay, which increased to 62% by the age of 9 years. We believe that children should be able to identify what causes tooth decay and how to prevent it from an early age. In our oral health school incursions we focus on what teeth do, how they grow, how to look after them and what causes tooth decay in the Australia diet.
Our oral health school incursions are designed and run by a Qualified Dental Nurse and Registered Nutritionists. Getting both professions involved in these workshops ensures we covered the basic of dental hygiene and also educate the children about how food and nutrition influences our oral health. Our evaluation data collected shows promising results that our workshops change children’s attitudes towards food and dental hygiene.
- School years 1-6
Below is a description of each Oral Health School Incursions & Workshops. The content is based around interactive learning including:
- Catering to different learning styles: visual, auditory, kinesthetic and reading/writing learners.
- More than 50% of the workshops are activity based using props, worksheets & food tasting.
- Curriculum focused to cover health science, social learning and biology topics.