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Oral Health: Oral Health for Healthy Ageing

Would you know if a resident had oral thrush? What do you look for?Dentistry is an integral part of good health, particularly in aged care. This course educates staff on what to look for, when to refer, and how to address the practicalities of oral hygiene with residents, including those with cognitive impairment.

The aim is to provide care staff with the knowledge of what to look for around oral health issues, what products and aids are available to assist with management and techniques to assists with resident compliance.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand Common oral health issues
  • Recognise different aids to maintain oral hygiene
  • Identify products used to maintain oral health
  • Characterise various techniques for addressing oral hygiene

 Course Code: CLIOH 

Standards Incorporated in this Course: 3