Better Oral Health in Residential Care

The Better Oral Health in Residential Care resource package was funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (previously the Department of Health and Ageing) under the Encouraging Better Practice in Aged Care (EBPAC) Initiative (2007-2009).

The resource package explains how you can provide oral care to frail older people with complex needs.

Oral health care includes:

  • a standard protective oral care regimen
  • oral care and changed behaviour
  • palliative care considerations.

You will learn how to put these strategies into action by following four key oral health processes:

  1. oral health assessment
  2. oral health care planning
  3. daily oral care
  4. dental referral.