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Hello, and welcome to August’s edition of Word of Mouth.

August is traditionally a time where summer is in full swing and childrenand parents alike are readying themselves for their return to school.There are so many things to consider, not least what your child will eat at school. It’s worth reading our feature on school dinners and our best tips for back to school from page 14 and 15.

The Foundation’s President and Chair, Dr Tony Newton, has also been in the news. Tony scooped a prestigious treble at Durham University, and you can find out more about his achievements on page 5.

I am also delighted to announce the launch of our second annual campaign, Mouth Cancer Action Month. The website has a new look and a new feel, and once again we are encouraging everyone to take part in the campaign and learn about a silent killer. Registrations are now open, and you can find out how to do that on page 8.

To support our campaign, we are taking part in a number of events throughout September and October. Our very own David Arnold and Doychin Sakutov are throwing themselves out of a plane, and closer to the ground we are walking the 10km in Hyde Park to support the Mouth Cancer Foundation, a charity partner of ours. If you’d like to donate to any of these, head to page 6 and find out how you can do it.

Enjoy the issue and we will see you in September!

Word of Mouth - Issue 22 - August 2014 - Dental Megazine featuring the Latest news on oral health and wellbeing, Dental Skydive, Doctoral Award, Boundaries for life at Lords - oral health checks


Oral Health Foundation

The Oral Health Foundation is a charity that works to improve oral health by providing education, advice, and support to millions of people every year, changing lives for the better. Our mission is to support others in achieving a healthier life through better oral health. Our vision is to live in a world where everybody has a healthy mouth and is free of dental disease. Poor oral health can have a harmful and devastating effect on a person’s life – both for their physical health and mental wellbeing. We are determined to help more people achieve good oral health and have a better quality of life. Sadly, oral disease remains common, across the life course. We are taking the challenge to reduce the harm caused by poor oral health and the responsibility to create a healthier future for everybody. We do this because we believe that everybody deserves to have good oral health. To make sure this happens, by 2024, we will:

    • Work towards decreasing the prevalence of oral disease across communities.
    • Increase the number of people accessing our help and information services.
    • Diversify our range of resources to reach more communities.
    • Successfully campaign for policies which help people achieve healthier lives.
    • Generate new and nurture existing income streams that enable us to deliver our charitable objectives.

We are going to achieve success by:

    • Running awareness campaigns like National Smile Month and Mouth Cancer Action Month.
    • Giving anybody who needs it direct support through our Dental Helpline.
    • Influencing policy on subjects like dental access, sugar, and tobacco.
    • Providing consumer advice on oral health care products and working alongside manufacturers to make sure products do what they claim to do.
    • Creating resources and information that communicates positive oral health messages.
    • Working alongside others who share our passion for health and wellbeing.

To find out more about us, visit our website at

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