Oral Health Awareness




Course Content:
– Understand the importance of oral health and the potential effect on their general health, well-being and dignity
– Understand the potential impact of untreated dental pain or mouth infection on the behaviour and general health and well-being of people who cannot articulate their pain or distress or ask for help ( this includes, for example, residents with dementia or communication difficulties)
– Know how to deliver daily mouth care
– Know how and when to reassess oral health
– Know how and when to report any oral health concerns, and how to respond to a person’s changing needs and circumstances
– Understand the importance of denture marking and how to arrange this for people, with their permission