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Smiles 4 Miles is an initiative funded by Dental Health Services Victoria (DHSV) and is implemented locally by DPV Health. The aim of the program is to improve the oral health of Hume and Whittlesea’s preschool aged children and their families by encouraging healthy eating, healthy drinking and good oral hygiene.

In 2021, there are 57 early childhood services participating in the Smiles 4 Miles program in Hume and Whittlesea local government areass. Don Tidbury, CEO DPV Health said, “Good oral health is essential to people’s overall health and wellbeing, and we also know that good habits are learned early in life. That is why DPV Health is encouraging good oral health habits with the youngest members of our community and their families. It is fantastic to see nearly 5500 families across Hume and Whittlesea participating in this important health and wellbeing initiative.”

Mina Farag Oral Health Therapist at DPV Health examines Max’s teeth

Smiles 4 Miles is an award program which recognises early childhood services for implementing healthy eating and oral health policies, engaging with families about the importance of oral health, and educating children through a variety of fun learning experiences based on the Smiles 4 Miles key messages – Drink well, Eat well and Clean well.

For more information on Smiles For Miles Program offered by DPV Health email: Laura-Jane.Drill@dpvhealth.org.au