ORAL HEALTHCARE TRAINING
FOR ALL THE TEAM
Knowledge Oral Health Care is the UK's leading Oral Care Training business for vulnerable adults in care homes and community setting. We deliver evidence-based, Best Practice teaching to caregivers and help with CQC compliance.
Our sessions highlight the importance of dental hygiene activities and how it impacts our general health and quality of life, it will help improve confidence and skills for delivering daily mouth care.
Our training programmes are delivered by dental care professionals who are best placed to deal with residents dental care and complex treatment needs. The training extends beyond the minimal education provided by aged-care sector training organizations. Participants not only learn about different oral hygiene aids and techniques but also common health issues in association with oral health, effective communication and behaviour management techniques.
ORAL HEALTH TRAINING
assisted living, residential& nursing
BOOK a LIVE WEBINAR
ORAL CARE TRAINING session for your staff
delivered by Dental Care Professionals
Oral Care training delivered virtually via an electronic device. Interactive sessions with a maximum 14 staff per session.
In-House Training currently suspended
TRAIN THE TRAINER
courses for Trainers, Oral Care Champions per care home
1 to 1 training presentation and course material provided
EASY TO UNDERSTAND WITH SIMPLISTIC EXPLANATION SUPPORTED BY CORRECT TERMINOLOGY. LIKED THE SIMPLICITY OF THE ASSESSMENT & CARE PLANS. THE EASIER IT IS TO UNDERSTAND THE EASIER IT WILL BE FOR STAFF TO IMPLEMENTY THE CARE ACROSS THE HOMES.
Lime Court Care Home, Birmingham
(Jaffray Care Society)
HAVING REGULAR VISITS FROM THE HYGIENIST HAS CONTRIBUTED TO A RAISING OF THE STANDARDS OF CARE IN THE HOME IN GENERAL AND THE EXCELLENT ORAL TRAINING WHICH HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY THE HYGIENIST HAS LED TO AN IMPROVED KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS AMONGST STAFF OF THE IMPORTANCE OF ORAL HEALTHCARE.
Simona (care manager)
Pinewood Nursing Home, Chidham, West Sussex
THE QM STAFF AND I LOVED YESTERDAY'S ORAL HEALTH CARE TRAINING! HOW INFORMATIVE AND THE HYGIENIST WAS A LOVELY LADY! CAN YOU PLEASE PASS ON TO HER THAT WE GOT SO MUCH OUT OF THAT! WE'LL TAKE THOSE IDEAS AND POLICY FORWARD INTO THE CARE PLANS.
The Queensmead, Polegate (Chanctonbury Healthcare Ltd)
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One of the most common dental/oral complaints in care homes is loose dentures. There are a number of reasons that can cause denture to become loose such as weight loss and facial muscle tone, bone resorption (gum recession) more
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