Oral Health - Free

Free 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.

Overview

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.

Assessment

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

Duration

40 mins approx

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