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Duration- 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Dates: 2nd February or 13th April

 

This course will be provided for those working with the older person in residential care settings and is suitable for Person in Charge/ Directors of Nursing/ Clinical Nurse Managers and Nurses.

Aim-

This course is designed to equip participants with oral health knowledge, provide skills in oral health care and to help recognise factors that contribute to poor oral health of the older dependent person in the residential care setting.

Learning objectives-

Oral health

Common oral conditions of the elderly

Barriers to oral care

Care of natural teeth

Care of dentures

Oral health risk assessment

Oral care plans

Dental Treatment Services Scheme (GMS) entitlements

HIQA standards in relation to oral care