Dr Linda Greenwall’s Dental Wellness Trust (S02 E05)

In this episode of The Probe Dental Podcast, Dr Linda Greenwall discusses the formation of her charity: the Dental Wellness Trust.

Established in 2011, the Dental Wellness Trust charity has one simple mission and that’s to improve the general health and wellbeing of children through dental wellness – especially those most in need.

The charity’s LiveSmart supervised tooth brushing programme addresses the ever-worsening crisis of child dental health. Initially set up to help communities in Dr Greenwall’s home country of South Africa (with over 80% tooth decay rates in children under 5 years old), it is now being rolled out in schools and nurseries across parts of the UK.

In addition to discussing the Dental Wellness Trust’s aims and the LiveSmart campaign, Dr Greenwall speaks about how rewarding charity work can be, as well as how others can involved through volunteering or interning – particularly student dentists looking for a more unique experience.

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For more information about the Dental Wellness Trust, visit https://www.dentalwellnesstrust.org/.

Dr Linda Greenwall

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Action on Sugar and Dental Wellness Trust react to Government’s open consultation on total restriction of online advertising for HFSS products

The government’s Department of Health and Social Care and Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport have started their open consultation on the total restriction of online advertising for products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS). The consultation seeks views on the proposal for a total online advertising restriction for HFSS products to reduce the amount of HFSS advertising children are exposed to online.

Professor Graham MacGregor, Chair of Action on Sugar, commented: “We very much welcome this consultation on whether only healthy food and drink should be advertised online as it gives the opportunity for ministers to hear from the many parents who are frustrated with their children being bombarded with advertising for unhealthy foods. 
“As the message from the Government has been to ‘stay home’ for much of the year in the fight against COVID-19, this will have no doubt vastly increased children’s exposure to such irresponsible marketing which casts unhealthy products in the spotlight. 
“It’s therefore vital that a total ban across all online platforms is introduced which would ensure that all loopholes, including paid-for promotions whereby brands are using marketing techniques to push junk food ads, would be firmly closed and help turn the tide on obesity.”
Dr Saul Konviser of the Dental Wellness Trust added: “Oral health is a key indicator of overall health, wellbeing and quality of life and yet unfortunately, tooth decay remains one of the most common non-communicable diseases worldwide. It is therefore imperative that only non-HFSS food and drink products can be marketed and promoted to children across all forms of media – and that must include a total online ban on promotions and advertising.

“As the latest figures by the Local Government Association show, nearly 45,000 hospital operations were performed to remove rotten teeth in 2018/19 which is a stark reminder that too much sugar, especially in children’s diets, can have dire consequences. And what’s most concerning is this is all entirely preventable.”

Dental Wellness Trust hosting 5th Annual Saving Kids Teeth Webinar Conference – Treating the Trauma

The Dental Wellness Trust is excited to announce a new concept of lecture to Save Kids Teeth. Due to Covid-19 it is now presenting its conference via Zoom Webinar, taking place on Friday 6th November.

A selection of speakers will highlight the causes behind Children’s emergency dental treatment, accidents, trauma and how to treat them.

For more information, visit https://www.dentalwellnesstrust.org/events-1

Event Schedule

8.30 – 8.45am – Welcome and Introduction

8.45 – 9.30am Dr Linda Greenwall – Non vital Bleaching of traumatized teeth

9.30 – 10.00am Miss Kathryn Harley – Enamel Defects

10.00 – 10.30am Dr Shiraz Khan – Minimal Invasive treatment

10.30 – 11.00am – Break and Adverts

11.00 – 11.30am Professor Siobhan Barry – Hall Crown Techniques

11.30 – 12.00pm Mr Sanjev Sood – Anterior Aesthetics and Splinting

12.00- 12.30pm Professor Sondos Albadri – Apexification, Pulpotomies and Gum boils

12.30am Dr Vidya Srinivasan – Emergency Dental Care

1.00pm – Lunch and Adverts

1.45pm Dr Gehan Abou – Ameira – Sepsis and Medical Emergencies

2.15pm Dr Richard Horwitz – Atraumatic Extractions

2.45pm – Break and Adverts

2.45pm Dr Linda Greenwall – Video Demonstration White spot lesions and resin infiltration

3.00 – 3.30pm Dr Saul Konvisor – Video Demonstration Making Sports Guards

3.30 – 4.00pm Dr Jude Ferreira – Access Cavities & barrier preparation

4.00 – 4.30pm Dr Siobhan Hewson – Step by step Pulpotomies

4.30 – 5.00pm Dr James Goolnik – Kick Sugar