Oral Health Training Course

Oral Health workshop

Price: £395.00

Duration: 3 hours
Certification: Certificate of attendance

Suitable for

  • All staff delivering front-line support to service users
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Description

Course Outline

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.

 

Aim

To understand the importance of oral health and to support clients to maintain good mouth care.

On completion delegates will be able to:

  • Understand why oral health is important
  • Recognise the links between oral health, general health, emotional wellbeing and dignity
  • Understand how untreated dental pain or mouth infection can impact on the behaviour and general health and wellbeing of people
  • Describe how and when to reassess an individual’s oral health
  • Identify signs that a person may be suffering oral pain, if they are unable to communicate verbally
  • Know how to deliver effective daily mouth care, maintaining dignity and respect
  • Describe how and when to report any oral health concerns for people who they support

 

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

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