London Freemasons repeat fight against children’s tooth decay

Tuesday, 25 September 2018
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Following the success of their previous campaign to help fight dental decay amongst the capital’s children, Sir Michael Snyder, Metropolitan Grand Master, has announced that London Freemasons will repeat this success by supporting the launch of Dental Health 'Smile'

This new campaign is designed to educate children in maintaining dental care, by providing 40,000 specially designed toothbrushes to Children’s wards and Hospital A&Es across all London Boroughs.

Sir Michael said: 'Deterioration in children’s dental health across the country is a serious issue with children as young as five having all of their teeth removed due to severe tooth decay. To fight this danger to children’s health, The Metropolitan Masonic Charity have allocated the funds to purchase another 40,000 specially designed children’s toothbrushes each impregnated with fluoride.'

Alan Hillman of City Gate Lodge No. 9890, who conceived this initiative, is working closely with Claire Robertson, Consultant in Dental Public Health to Public Health England (London) and Professor Nigel Hunt of the Eastman Institutive UCL.

Plans are also in place to seek the co-operation of one of the major toothpaste manufacturers to join London masons in their campaign, by providing handy sized toothpaste tubes to accompany the distribution campaign.

Public Health England’s Claire Robertson added: 'Thank you so much for all your tremendous support with providing these much-needed toothbrushes for the children in London’s Hospitals. We cannot thank you enough for your generously with our campaign.'

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