The Dentaid mobile dental unit came to Westborough High School on Tuesday 27 March to treat 111 children, many of whom have not been in receipt of any recent dental treatment.

The charity offers outreach dental care for people who find it difficult to access treatment via the NHS, allowing the mobile unit to visit schools and promote good dental hygiene standards.

Westborough pupils were given a pre-treatment assessment and a tooth strengthening fluoride varnish was applied.

Suzanne Baker, Associate Postgraduate Dental Dean, was pleased with Dentaid’s first experience of helping children in a secondary school. She said:

“We had a great day and gained some valuable insights into service provision, as well as hopefully helping the pupils.

“We were very impressed with the behaviour and manners of the young people we treated. We hope to continue our partnership with Westborough High School in the future.”

Lukman Patel, Director of Learning Business & Ethics, praised the charity, saying:

“It was wonderful to host Dentaid and it was staggering to see how efficiently they treated 111 of our students and provide valuable dental care advice.

“We hope to continue our partnership with Dentaid and continue to improve the dental care and provision of the young people in our care.”