About the Oral Health Foundation


The Oral Health Foundation has been around for over 40 years and is an independent charity providing independent and impartial advice on all aspects of oral health. They work closely with UK and European governments, dental and health professionals, manufacturers, the dental trade, national and local agencies and the public.

For more than 15 years they have run a Dental Helpline from their head office in the UK. The helpline provides an invaluable resource in educating the public on a wide range of dental and oral health related matters. Calls made to the helpline are totally confidential.

If you are looking for guidance on subjects such as dental terms and treatment procedures, oral hygiene, current legislation and regulations, dental charges, complaints procedures, and referrals to other organisations then the Dental Helpline from the Oral Health Foundation may be able to assist you.

Every year the Oral Health Foundation have National Smile Month and in 2017 this will run from 15th May to 15th June. Anyone who has an interest in good oral healthcare is encouraged to join the Oral Health Foundation in educating, motivating and communicating positive oral health messages and this includes dental and health professionals, schools, pharmacies, community groups, colleges and workplaces. For more information on the National Smile Month you can follow the link to find out all you need to know about getting involved:


Within the website there is an A-Z of “tell me about” topics relating to dental health, there is a wealth of information available on topics such as:

Dental decay • gum disease • veneers • fear of the dentist • wisdom teeth • lichen planus • children’s teeth • mouth cancer • crowns • dentures • implants • cold sores • fluoride

If you have any queries or are looking for answers about any dental issues the Oral Health Foundation is an excellent online resource available to all.

Within the Medigest business directory we have a specialists section for Private Dentists. If you are looking for a private dentist to assist you with your dental treatment, please visit our directory for more details of a private dentist near you.