Nick Ledingham, chairman of NASDAL, has announced the launch of the ‘2022 NASDAL Dental Check by One Practice of the Year’ award. The award seeks to recognise a practice that has successfully introduced the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) Dental Check by One (DCby1) into their practice. The aim of the campaign is to increase the number of children who access dental care aged zero to two years.
Established in 2018, the award seeks to highlight excellence in the provision of oral care and prevention in children and showcase the opportunity to achieve a real business improvement. Particular credit is given to applications from dental practices with evidence supporting their contribution to the overall health of their community. The award will be presented by Sara Hurley, CDO England, at the BDIA Dental Showcase in Docklands ExCeL on March 25, 2022.
Nick said, “We look forward to hearing how the entrants have reached out to their communities and engaged with families. Following the covid pandemic, we feel sure that there will be even more inspiring stories. We know that doing the right thing makes good business sense and this award recognises those practices whose efforts and imagination have Inspired more parents to bring their baby or toddler in for a dental check by one.”
Claire Stevens, spokesperson for BSPD, said, “The last 18 months have been tough for dental practices but, as dentistry builds back following the enforced pause, providing access for children and young people will be top of the agenda. Dental Check by One is a recognised priority area for NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHS EI) and it is time to refocus our efforts.
“The winners of this award in 2018 and 2019 showed what can be achieved by dental practices committed to encouraging families into their practices with dental check by one as the foundation stone. I am excited to see the entries for 2022.”
Practices who are interested in entering the 2022 NASDAL DCby1 award should visit https://www.nasdal.org.uk/award , where they will find all the relevant details and register. All entries must be submitted before 5pm on January 31, 2022. The winning practice will win £1000, a trophy, and the right to use the ‘NASDAL Dental Check by One Practice of the Year 2022’ title.