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Domiciliary Dental Care

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Overview

This programme is a resource for dental and non-dental healthcare professions and is designed to provide information on domiciliary dental care including assessment of need, provision of treatment, and issues surrounding patient consent, mental capacity, and confidentiality. This programme is a resource for dental and non-dental healthcare professions each split into five topics which are salient to their professional development.

Modules

Modules

The resource for dental professionals is split into five topics:

 

Topic one – Preparing for a domiciliary visit

This topic discusses 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. Health and safety and risk assessments are covered, including what constitutes a hazard. The topic also addresses issues of 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

The use of the Oral Health Needs Assessment and supplementary documents is covered in this topic. The importance of the topic is to address the need to ensure consistent oral care for older people, encouraging participants to promote its use in residential care facilities where possible.

 

Topic three – Providing basic treatment

This topic discusses routine and non-routine treatment for domiciliary dental care. We also cover the make-up of any domiciliary dental team and considerations for the fundamental skills needed to provide a high-quality domiciliary service.

 

Topic four – Providing oral care and advice

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

 

Topic five – Providing denture care and advice

Here, we discuss the provision, care and maintenance of dentures. We address what can be provided in a domiciliary setting, as well as advising patients and carers on cleaning and maintenance.

 

The resource for dental professionals is split into five topics:

 

Topic one – Common oral and dental problems in older people

Here we look at several conditions that can affect the mouth, especially in older people. As well as understanding the conditions, we also look at how to identify when there is a problem in a resident/patient.

 

Topic two - Establishing oral health needs for older people

This topic looks at the need for consistent monitoring of a resident/patient’s oral health to ensure consistent oral care. We look at the use of the Oral Health Needs Assessment, Oral Care Plan and Daily Monitoring Chart in order to effectively monitor oral health and ensure the resident/patient gets care if and when they need it. In addition, we identify the referral and eligibility forms required 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. We look at the importance of risk assessments in the domiciliary environment and clearing a work area for the dental team. We also address the issues surrounding confidentiality, 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 looks at techniques for effective oral cleaning. Oral cleaning is very different when providing oral care for another person, we include demonstrations of techniques to use and to teach others in order that they are able to care for their own dental hygiene needs, where possible. We address how to provide better mouthcare for older people and using techniques to gain better access to resident/patient’s teeth. We also look at the basic care and maintenance of dentures and where to go to access advice about oral and denture care products for the people in their care.

 

Topic five – Spotting something suspicious

The final topic highlights the importance of the carer’s role in getting dental help for an older person if there is a problem. We identify 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.

 

On completion of this CPD course, dental professions will gain an understanding of:

 

  • Preparing for a domiciliary visit
  • Risk assessments, health and safety, infection control procedures and suitability for domiciliary dental care
  • Patient consent and mental capacity, and confidentiality
  • The Oral Health Needs Assessment, Oral Care Plan, and Daily Monitoring Chart
  • The dental role as advisor, trainer, supporter and caregiver when providing a domiciliary dental service
  • Denture provision and denture care advice to patients and carers

 

On completion of this CPD course, non-dental Professionals will gain an understanding of:

 

  • Common oral and dental problems in older people
  • Oral Health Needs Assessment, Oral Care Plan and Daily Monitoring Chart
  • Referral and eligibility forms
  • Risk assessment
  • Patient consent and mental capacity, and confidentiality
  • Techniques for effective oral cleaning
  • Basic care and maintenance of dentures
  • Spotting something suspicious

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Domiciliary Dental Care.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

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This programme is a resource for dental and non-dental healthcare professions and is designed to provide information on domiciliary dental care including assessment of need, provision of treatment, and issues surrounding patient consent, mental capacity, and confidentiality. This programme is a resource for dental and non-dental healthcare professions each split into five topics which are salient to their professional development.

Modules

Modules

The resource for dental professionals is split into five topics:

 

Topic one – Preparing for a domiciliary visit

This topic discusses 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. Health and safety and risk assessments are covered, including what constitutes a hazard. The topic also addresses issues of 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

The use of the Oral Health Needs Assessment and supplementary documents is covered in this topic. The importance of the topic is to address the need to ensure consistent oral care for older people, encouraging participants to promote its use in residential care facilities where possible.

 

Topic three – Providing basic treatment

This topic discusses routine and non-routine treatment for domiciliary dental care. We also cover the make-up of any domiciliary dental team and considerations for the fundamental skills needed to provide a high-quality domiciliary service.

 

Topic four – Providing oral care and advice

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

 

Topic five – Providing denture care and advice

Here, we discuss the provision, care and maintenance of dentures. We address what can be provided in a domiciliary setting, as well as advising patients and carers on cleaning and maintenance.

 

The resource for dental professionals is split into five topics:

 

Topic one – Common oral and dental problems in older people

Here we look at several conditions that can affect the mouth, especially in older people. As well as understanding the conditions, we also look at how to identify when there is a problem in a resident/patient.

 

Topic two - Establishing oral health needs for older people

This topic looks at the need for consistent monitoring of a resident/patient’s oral health to ensure consistent oral care. We look at the use of the Oral Health Needs Assessment, Oral Care Plan and Daily Monitoring Chart in order to effectively monitor oral health and ensure the resident/patient gets care if and when they need it. In addition, we identify the referral and eligibility forms required 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. We look at the importance of risk assessments in the domiciliary environment and clearing a work area for the dental team. We also address the issues surrounding confidentiality, 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 looks at techniques for effective oral cleaning. Oral cleaning is very different when providing oral care for another person, we include demonstrations of techniques to use and to teach others in order that they are able to care for their own dental hygiene needs, where possible. We address how to provide better mouthcare for older people and using techniques to gain better access to resident/patient’s teeth. We also look at the basic care and maintenance of dentures and where to go to access advice about oral and denture care products for the people in their care.

 

Topic five – Spotting something suspicious

The final topic highlights the importance of the carer’s role in getting dental help for an older person if there is a problem. We identify 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.

 

On completion of this CPD course, dental professions will gain an understanding of:

 

  • Preparing for a domiciliary visit
  • Risk assessments, health and safety, infection control procedures and suitability for domiciliary dental care
  • Patient consent and mental capacity, and confidentiality
  • The Oral Health Needs Assessment, Oral Care Plan, and Daily Monitoring Chart
  • The dental role as advisor, trainer, supporter and caregiver when providing a domiciliary dental service
  • Denture provision and denture care advice to patients and carers

 

On completion of this CPD course, non-dental Professionals will gain an understanding of:

 

  • Common oral and dental problems in older people
  • Oral Health Needs Assessment, Oral Care Plan and Daily Monitoring Chart
  • Referral and eligibility forms
  • Risk assessment
  • Patient consent and mental capacity, and confidentiality
  • Techniques for effective oral cleaning
  • Basic care and maintenance of dentures
  • Spotting something suspicious

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Domiciliary Dental Care.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Hear from our past Students

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