Oral Healthcare Training for Health & Social Carers

Oral Healthcare Training for Health & Social Carers 2019-03-07T15:47:42+00:00

Project Description

Course overview

To raise awareness of the importance of daily mouth care and for practical advice for those people that are dependent or need assistance in oral care techniques. Provide carers with the knowledge and ability to plan.  This course gives a multi-level care guide to oral care. The training programmes are delivered by local dental care professionals who are best placed to deal with residents dental care and complex treatment needs.  The training extends beyond the minimal education. Participants not only learn about different oral hygiene aids and techniques but also common health issues in association with oral health, effective communication and behaviour management techniques.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Have a better understanding of how to assist people with learning disabilities in carrying out basic daily oral hygiene procedures
  • Have a better understanding of  the prevention of oral diseases and the maintenance of good oral health to include dietary recommendations that are in line with healthy eating policies
  • Recognize the need for specialized mouth care and supporting people who require assistance
  • Be able to identify the links between poor oral health and the effects on the body
  • Be able to outline the NICE Guidelines and Quality Standards and what this means for you so that you are better prepared for CQC
  • Be able to carry out an Oral Health Assessment
  • Create oral care plans for all residents
  • Acknowledge coping strategies for residents with challenging behavior towards mouth care
  • Provide Daily Mouth Care for highly dependent and medically compromised People with disabilities
  • Design and implement Mouth Care Policy in accordance with NICE Guidelines and CQC recommendations

We can deliver this across the UK for your teams. All training is delivered by registered dental hygienists

Course duration:

2 hrs

At the end of the course the care home will also be given:

  • Oral Care Policy Template
  • Oral Health Assessment Forms
  • Oral Care Booklet
  • Handouts


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