Dental health is an issue that is grabbing the headlines for all the wrong reasons at the moment.

With nearly half of 15 year-olds in the UK suffering from tooth decay, The Dental Clinic Portishead is eager to promote healthy initiatives and raise awareness of the importance of looking after the teeth and gums. As part of our commitment to encourage good habits and inform people about ways to keep their smile in check in Bristol, we are delighted to launch a scholarship scheme, which aims to showcase everything you can do to preserve your pearly whites.

The winner of our competition will receive £1,000 to help with the costs of higher education.

Who can enter?

Our scholarship competition is open to all students. There is no age limit.

Entry requirements

To enter the contest, all you have to do is create a 500-word piece, which details the steps you take to protect your oral health and keep your smile sparkling. It’s really important to showcase good dental hygiene habits and to explain their benefits. The maximum word limit is 500 words, and you can be as creative as you like, but your article must be focused on facts.

Choosing a winner

Our judging panel will consider each individual piece, and we will choose a winner based on two main criteria: the originality and creativity of the article and the accuracy of the dental health information provided.

How to enter

Once you’ve completed your piece of writing and you’re happy with it, please email it to and include the following information:

1.Your Full Name

2.Your Address

3.Your Main Telephone Number

4.The education establishment you are attending or plan to attend this year.

5.Your main study focus/your degree programme

If you have any questions about the criteria or how to enter, don’t hesitate to email

When is the deadline?

The deadline for entries is 10th August 2019. Please make sure all pieces are submitted by midnight.

We at The Dental Clinic Portishead look forward to reading your submissions. We know that the quality will be high, and we’ll devote time and attention to each individual application to find a suitable winner. Once we have made a decision, we will take great pleasure in announcing the winner.

Thank you very much for entering and good luck from us all at The Dental Clinic Portishead!