Oral Health

Our course offers face-to-face training for all front line workers on the topic of oral health. Our course will help front line workers understand the importance of oral health and the potential effect on an individuals general health, wellbeing and dignity, as well as know how to delivery daily mouth care.

Skills for Care recommended Minimum learning Outcomes:

Will be dependent on the workers role and responsibilities and appropriate training should be provided to enable the worker to provide:

  • understand the importance of oral health and the potential effect on their general health, wellbeing and dignity.
  • understand the potential impact of untreated dental pain or mouth infection on the behaviour, and general health and wellbeing 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 and when to reassess oral health.
  • know how to deliver daily mouth care.
  • 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.

Complete Training Minimum Learning Outcomes:

Enable the worker to:

  • Achieve all recommended minimum learning outcomes (listed above)
  • List a range of common oral health problems
  • Outline how poor oral care can affect an individual’s overall health.
  • List barriers which individuals may face when seeking oral care.
  • Explain the role of communication when encouraging active participation.
  • Describe the process for recording oral hygiene and dental treatments

Links to: CQC key lines of enquiry (KLOEs) CQC fundamental standards:

  • CQC KLOEs / Effective: E1, E2, E4, E5 / Responsive: R1 / Safe: S3
  • CQC fundamental standards / Person-centred care / Dignity and respect

Suggested refresher frequency:

CQC recommend mandatory staff training as part of the Smiling Matters report.

  • Monitor performance.
  • Assess knowledge and competence at least annually.
  • Provide learning and development opportunities when identified or required and at least every 3 years.

This course will be delivered by an expert trainer in this field at a date and time of your choosing. The training is hosted at our own premises which can comfortably accommodate up to 12 individuals. All course materials will be provided and refreshments are included. This training can also be delivered at your own premises if feasible and required.

Certificates will be issued on completion of the course and you will also receive copies of completed evaluation forms for your records. We are flexible on start times to help accommodate for all your shift patterns, including evenings and weekends.

If face to face training is not feasible, we also offer a remote distance learning pack containing learning resources and workbook.

Our Facilities:

  • Disability access building
  • Ground flood training facilities (at request)
  • Comfortable classroom lecture/study environment
  • Toilet & Washrooms inc. disabled access
  • Refreshments provision

Theory & Activities:

  • Time required: Half a day
  • Accommodates: Up to 12 people
  • Total Price: £200 +VAT

Our training is also available in distance learning pack format at £10 +VAT per person.

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