All of the proceeds from the 2019 BUDRC’s Charity Raffle will be going to The Dental Playbox.
The Dental Playbox® is a project set up in 2007 in response to the alarming increase in dental decay in young children. It continues today to not only reduce this issue but also to stem the ever-increasing numbers of young children becoming hospitalised due to tooth decay. According to statistics, over one third of children in the UK have tooth decay by the time they start primary school!
The project’s key aim is to teach young children about the importance of good oral hygiene, healthy eating and to prepare them from an early age for a trip to the dentist. This is all done through the powerful medium of play. Play is crucial at the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) so the project slots in perfectly with the curriculum.
In previous years, prizes have totalled over £1500 and this year is set to be no different. Prizes up for grabs include massive discount vouchers for loupes, loupes headlights, suturing kits, revision guides and more to be confirmed soon!
This is certainly a raffle not to miss out on so don’t forget to bring some extra change on the day and look out for The Dental Playbox stand in the lunchtime exhibition!