About Childsmile

Childsmile is a national programme designed to improve the oral health of children in Scotland and reduce inequalities both in dental health and access to dental services.

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It is funded by the Scottish Government and has four main elements:

Since 2011, all elements have been delivered in all Health Board areas throughout Scotland.

"As a result of our efforts, dental health in Scotland is improving, particularly in deprived communities. In the Primary 7 age group dental health has never been better and on a Scotland level the target of 60 per cent of this age group having no obvious decay has been met. This is a fantastic success story."

Scottish Minister for Public Health and Sport, Shona Robison