Oral Health

Skills for Health
Delivery Method: eLearning

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Oral Health elearning course. This elearning course, developed with Health Education England, aims to provide an overview of the importance of oral health and how it promotes the well-being in patients you care for.


The course highlights the importance of oral health including how plaque causes dental disease, why teeth should be brushed, how to care for dentures and the link between oral health and general health.

Maintaining oral health brings benefits in terms of self-esteem, dignity, social integration and nutrition.

  • Module 1: Oral Health
  • Module 2: Oral Health Assessment
What will learners get out of it?
  • Describe what plaque is and how it grows
  • Outline mouth care in a patient’s daily routine
  • Explain how dental plaque in the mouth affects general health, especially those require someone else to care for them
  • Describe the links between poor oral health and general health
  • • Summarise how to complete a mouth care assessment
Who is the course for?

All health and care staff supporting patients. It has been developed particularly for those completing the care certificate standards, as an additional topic.


The session is followed by a multiple choice assessment designed to test learners' understanding of the course.

Learning progress and test results can be tracked by managers for internal development and learners can keep a certificate of completion for CPD


40 mins approx


Head to our new online shop to buy the course: shop.skillsforhealth.org.uk. On receipt of your order, our eLearning team will be in touch to arrange access, please allow 24 hours. Learners can access and re-visit the course for a year.

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FAQ & Guidance

Our FAQ should answer most of your questions, but please do get in touch if you're still not clear about anything. Read about the importance of daily mouth care and how to equip yourself and your workforce with the tools and knowledge needed to ensure good oral health in our Mouth Care Matters article.

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theresa brooks (December 2018)
To make sure we offer the right services for the residents for Oral Health Treatment . To consider Mental Heath issues well being physical and emotional status .To produce high quality /priority relevant systematic reviews in the area of prevention , diagnosis treatment of person centred care to the resident is the upmost importance to the individual .
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