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Domiciliary Dental Care
Domiciliary Dental Care

1.0 h

1.0 Credits

E-Learning

DENTAL



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Course Description

Topic one – Preparing for a domiciliary visit

This topic took into consideration what the dental team may need to take for a domiciliary dental visit in the way of equipment, instruments and sundries, as well as various issues surrounding the provision of domiciliary dental care. Participants should now have knowledge of risk assessments and what constitutes a hazard, health & safety, infection control procedures, suitability for domiciliary dental care, issues surrounding patient consent and mental capacity as well as confidentiality.

Topic two – The Oral Health Needs Assessment

This topic explained the use of the Oral Health Needs Assessment and supplementary documents to ensure consistent oral care for older people, encouraging participants to promote its use in residential care facilities where possible. Participants should now have a familiarity with the Oral Health Needs Assessment, Oral Care Plan and Daily Monitoring Chart.

Topic three – Providing basic treatment

This topic discussed what may be considered as routine and not routine treatment for domiciliary dental care, the make-up of any domiciliary dental team and considerations for the fundamental skills needed to provide a high quality domiciliary service. Participants should now be aware of what is possible in a domiciliary dental visit depending on the equipment you have and the working environment and the CAMPING acronym that describes the key skills needed when providing domiciliary services.

Topic four – Providing oral care & advice

This topic highlighted the role of the dental team beyond the provision of dental care. Participants should now have an appreciation of their role as advisor, trainer, supporter and caregiver when providing a domiciliary dental service.

Topic five – Providing denture care & advice

This topic discussed the provision, care and maintenance of dentures – what can be provided in a domiciliary setting as well as advising patients and carers on cleaning and maintenance. Participants should now have a knowledge of what can be done in the way of denture provision for domiciliary patients as well as have confidence in giving denture care advice to patients and carers.

 

Non-dental Professionals

Topic one – Common oral & dental problems in older people

This topic featured a selection of conditions that can affect the mouth, especially in older people. Participants should now be aware of many oral conditions and spot when there is a problem in a resident/patient.

Topic two - Establishing oral health needs for older people

This topic looked at the need for consistent monitoring of a resident/patient’s oral health to ensure consistent oral care. Participants should now be confident in the use of the Oral Health Needs Assessment, Oral Care Plan and Daily Monitoring Chart. In addition, participants should have familiarity with referral and eligibility forms and how to complete them.

Topic three – preparing for a domiciliary visit

This topic discusses the issues surrounding an impending visit from a domiciliary dental care team. Participant should now have an awareness of risk assessing the domiciliary environment and clearing a work area for the dental team, the issues surrounding confidentiality and consent and the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and how it is used to establish a patient/resident’s ability to decide for themselves about dental treatment.

Topic four – Providing oral care for older people

This topic looked at techniques for effective oral cleaning when providing oral care for another person, including demonstrations of techniques for challenging residents/patients and those accepting of help. Participants should now feel comfortable in providing mouthcare for older people and using techniques to gain better access to resident/patient’s teeth. Participants should also be confident in the basic care and maintenance of dentures and know where to go to access advice about oral and denture care products for the people in their care.

Topic five – Spotting something suspicious

This topic highlighted the importance of the carer’s role in getting dental help for an older person if there is a problem. Participants should have an awareness of the importance of their role, signs of a resident/patient who may have an issue with their mouth but be unable to communicate it, and feel confident in knowing when an issue needs monitoring or referring to a dentist.


Course Objectives

This certificate certifies that the named person has undergone online training in the 11 topics listed below and that they competent in the implementation of the duties outlined in each topic

Preparing for a domiciliary visit

The Oral Health Needs Assessment

Providing basic treatment

Providing oral care & advice

Providing denture care & advice

Non-dental Professionals

Common oral & dental problems in older people

Establishing oral health needs for older people

preparing for a domiciliary visit

Providing oral care for older people

Spotting something suspicious


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