Welcome to the NES Oral Health Improvement Childsmile page.  NHS Education for Scotland provides national training in the Childsmile Programme, helping staff to improve the oral health of children.  This allows the sharing of information, good practice, encourages discussions and partnership working.

Whether you are a Tutor or a Participant we have information for you!

We offer courses for Dental Nurses, Dental Health Support Workers and anyone within Early Years Health and Social Care settings who would like to undertake the Childsmile training course. More information about the course is available in the 'Childsmile Course Information’ video

If you have any further queries, please contact

If you would like to apply to access the Childsmile learning programme, Register for a Turas Learn account.

If you already have a Turas Learn account, sign in and the link to the learning programme will appear below.

Childsmile Training

There are two different formats of Childsmile training available.  One is a 6 module course which is aimed at those who have never completed any Childsmile training to date, the other is a 2 module refresher course which is for those who have completed Childsmile training prior to 2018.

Please click the tiles below to read the course outlines.

If you think you would be eligible to undertake the 2 module refresher course, please contact to register your interest.

Childsmile Coordinators

If you need to make contact with your Health Board Coordinator for Childsmile please access their details via the link HERE

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