Oral Health Training Course
Duration: 2 hours via Zoom or 3 hours face-to-face
Certification: Certificate of attendance
Dates for courses*:
14th April 9:30 – 11:30
* Please note these funded course dates are only available to organisations within the South Yorkshire region. If you are interested in booking these courses outside of this funded scheme, please contact Juanita at email@example.com
Gold Service VIP Customers £0.00
Silver Service VIP Customers 2 VIP Hours
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Oral health has a major impact on quality of life, our overall health and wellbeing. Our mouths are full of bacteria, most of which are harmless. However, our mouth is also the first step in our digestive system, which means that harmful bacteria and other pathogens can be easily transferred into our body through our mouth. The respiratory system also begins in the mouth, allowing bacteria and viruses to be transferred directly from our mouth to our lungs. This workshop explores the links between poor oral health and disease and how to break that link through good mouth care.
We use our mouth to express ourselves, to talk, to smile and to eat. We often compliment people on “a lovely smile” or “nice teeth!”, which means that how our mouth looks to others can have a major impact on how we feel about ourselves. Good oral health and “nice teeth” can build confidence and self-esteem, however poor oral health and the resulting “bad teeth” can have a negative impact on confidence levels.
The first thing that many of us do when getting up in the morning, is brush our teeth. It makes us feel fresh and ready to face the day. People who we support also benefit from the emotional lift that starting and ending the day with a clean mouth gives us.
Looking after the oral health of people who we support is an essential element of person-centred care and support. Good oral health improves communication with others, because speaking uses our teeth, gums and tongue to help to form our words.
Finally, a healthy mouth is a pain-free mouth. Eating is one of life’s great pleasures, and a pain-free mouth enables us to enjoy this simple pleasure every day.
To understand the importance of oral health and to support clients to maintain good mouth care.
- Understand the importance of service user 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 service user’s oral health
- Know how to deliver daily mouth care
- Know how and when to report any oral health concerns for service users, and how to respond to a service user’s changing needs and circumstances.
- Understand the importance of denture marking (where applicable) and how to arrange this for service users, with their permission.
New HEE Funded Courses For Adult Social Care
Coleman Training & Consultancy are delighted to offer a new range of funded courses to employees working for employers in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw. We are a Skills for Care Endorsed Learning Provider.
These interactive courses will initially be delivered via Zoom and facilitated by one of our specialist trainers. Each course is supported with a workbook and other resources as applicable and learners will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
The 8 courses available to book are:
Prices quoted are for Zoom training in a virtual classroom with a specialist trainer unless *
Please ask for a quote for face-to-face training.
Prices quoted are net of VAT unless otherwise stated
All courses are for up to 12 attendees