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Dental Playbox
Action for Sick Children

The Aims of Dental Playbox

Dental Playbox was started in response to the increasing numbers of young children becoming hospitalised because of tooth decay. According to statistics, over one third of children in the UK have tooth decay by the time they start primary school. Action for Sick Children provides specially trained facilitators who visit playgroups, nurseries and schools.

The project's aim is to teach children (learning through play) about the importance of healthy eating and to prepare them from an early age for a trip to the dentist. Play gives children the opportunity to learn and express any fears that they may have in a safe and secure environment. 

Action for Sick Children


Action for Sick Children are The Leading Children's Healthcare Charity in the UK. Our mission is to ensure that healthcare in the UK meets the unique needs of all children and young people and their families.


Freephone Helpline

Parents of a sick child can contact the freephone helpline, offering advice and information

0800 074 4519

9.30am - 4.30pm

Mon to Friday

Action for Sick Children
32b Buxton Rd, High Lane