This afternoon, Year 5 had a visit from 6 trainee dentists from the University of Bristol Dental Hospital. They came to Oak Class armed with toothbrushes, toothpastes, aprons, plastic gloves, teeth moulds, plastic patients and the famous mouth mirrors for us to explore.
The dentists set up a carousel, where the children took turns in experiencing all things dentist-like. The children moulded their own teeth using clay, practised counting teeth (and spotting rotten ones) in 2 plastic patients, took a quiz and saw how much plaque is actually in our mouths (and then brushed it all away!). We then finished up with a Q&A where the children asked some really interesting questions about how to become a dentist, teeth whitening and even why they use laughing gas.
Overall, it was an excellent first-hand learning experience and definitely something we will all remember. Thank you Dentists!