Mouth Care Matters – Online Dentistry Course








Last updated on May 18, 2024 8:36 pm

Explore how to provide good mouth care, whether in the health and social sectors or in a domestic setting, with this online course from the University of Manchester.

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for people in the health and social care sectors, for nurses, carers, speech and language therapists and for those in the domestic setting, as well as student dentists and dental hygienists.

What topics will you cover?

Why good mouth care matters

How to examine a mouth and decide what care to give

How to clean a mouth and to care for dentures

What equipment and products are needed

Mouth care for resistant people, such as those living with dementia or additional needs

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

Assess other people’s mouths in a standard way, to understand if they are healthy or if they require your support with their daily mouth care.

Apply what you learn so that you become increasingly confident in assessing and cleaning someone else’s mouth.

Apply what you have learned about cleaning and marking dentures.

Assess someone else’s mouth to understand if it is dry and in need of mouth care from you.

Produce a suitable care plan for someone living with dementia, who needs support with their daily mouth care.

Assess the equipment you will need, to deliver mouth care for each person you have responsibility for.

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