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from Knowledge Oral  Healthcare




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.

dental hygiene teaching in care homes

Assisted living, Residential& Nursing

Learning Disabilities

Essential oral health training for all staff involved in daily mouth care, managers, nursing staff. Includes palliative and end of life oral care.


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TRAINING sessions 


 Oral Healthcare  Group

TRAINING sessions


Assisted living, Residential& Nursing

Learning Disabilities

Oral Care training delivered virtually via Zoom. Staff are able to view the training from home or workplace giving great flexibility. Interactive sessions.  
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Assisted living, Residential& Nursing

Learning Disabilities

 The course is comprehensive without being complex in detail to cover and reach the oral care needs of your service users.



Delivered Face to Face or Virtually


 [per care home]


Enrol all carers in your Care Home

for e-Learning 

  • No maximum limit of staff per care home
  • Printable certificates 
  • Access to your own secure client portal.
  • Duration approx 40 mins
  • Cost £300 [Access 1yr]
  • Support adviceline
  • Read learning outcomes HERE


for Individuals [pay per peron]

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Sign up for e-Learning today

  • Per  person
  • Printable certificates
  • Duration approx 40 mins
  • Cost £7
  • Support adviceline
  • Read learning outcomes [below]

customer review

"Great training very informative delivered at a good pace, good material sent to accompany the course as well . Thank you"

In-House Trainer

Bonehill Lodge CH

Ensuring Best Practice

in Oral Healthcare to Caregivers 

We understand the difficulties care staff face when providing daily mouth care to challenging residents and appreciate the importance of person-centred care.

We offer help and provide assistance to caregivers by sharing our knowledge and developing practical skills.


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did you know...

When the mechanism of swallowing is not working efficiently saliva, food, drink may go down the wrong way causing the individual to splutter and choke which can be a scary experience for both carer and individual having mouthcare. more

mouth care guidelines

As essential oral hygiene practices become recognised more widely as a priority area, I would like to share with you the Public Health England Guidance 'Mouthcare for patients with COIVD-19 or suspected COVID-19' which ia a guide for staff more

A study shows tooth loss comparison between adults with learning disabilities and the general population of the same age (35 to 44 yrs). - Learning Disabilities - 20% complete tooth loss - Peers of general poplation - 2% complete tooth loss   more

mouth ulcer

The main symptom of mouth ulcers is typically pain! Some ulcers can be so severe that they can interfere with eating causing problems with inadequate nutrition. more

Unfortunately as people advance with dementia they often become more resistant to mouth care. Admittedly, providing good oral care for residents that are uncooperative can be more

sponge swabs


There are a range of oral swabs on the market, treated and untreated swabs in a variety of colours. The most common and recognised colours are pink and green. y  more

A paper reviewed a number of studies comparing dry vs water immersion. It concluded that storing dentures DRY was better as it destroys C.albicans on the denture which causes oral inflammaion more

frail lady

It is my understanding that unconscious patients require mouth care as often as every 2 hrs and 4-6 hourly care is recommended for patients that are palliative care. This may not necessarily be brushing teeth each time  more

elderly lady

HAVE YOU EVER CONSIDERED THAT ALZHEIMERS COULD HAVE AN INFECTIOUS CAUSE! This alarming hypothesis is being supported by a growing number of scientific studies.more

Many people on the autism spectrum sense the world differently to other people, they have difficulty processing everyday sensory information.more

Frailty and oral health

The way in which frailty is defined and measured may vary but in general - people in advanced age with declining health leads to adverse health outcomes including dependency which can impact their oral health. more

It is not necessary to throw your toothbrush away or disinfect it if you are sick as you are unlikely to re-infect yourself. Viruses can live on a moist surface for up to 72 hours, more

denture wearing during sleep

A surprisingly high percentage of senior denture users do not remove their dentures during the night . Wearing dentures continually, and especially at night when salivary flow naturally diminishes, more

A list of evidence-based recommendations for the oral care of patients with PD to help address general dental care, as people with Parkinson's Disease have notably reduced quality of oral hygiene,  more

denture fixative

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

In 85-90% of cases halitosis {bad breath} originates from the mouth caused by entrapped food particles usually in-between the teeth and bacterial reservoirs such as untreated cavities, back of the tongue, more

denture cleaning

Firstly could I just point out that if you read the instructions on a denture cleaning product, it states that dentures should be soaked for 20minutes in other words NOT overnight. more

THICK COATED TONGUE AND COATED PALATE IN THE PALLIATIVE CARE RESIDENT Ever wondered if you should be cleaning the palate and tongue? more

taste & tongue

As we grow older our sense of smell and taste changes. We are born with approximately 9,000 taste buds which  are regularly regenerated until after 50 more

Caregivers that are reading this will have noticed the amount of residents they assist with tooth brushing that present with broken teeth. Have you ever wondered why? more