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Can you demonstrate Good Practice in Oral Health Care?


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Mouth Care Aware GOOD PRACTICE Care Home

Demonstrating ORAL HEALTH AWARENESS.  Display to prospective clients and inspectors that your care home is oral healthcare aware and implement the Quality Standard in Oral Health Care.


  1. Read 'working to standards of good practice HERE

  2. ​We require evidence that you are demonstrating compliance. You can send this electronically by using the FORM below [uploading specified documents] or show required documents in real time via ZOOM HERE [make a date using the calendar]  

Anchor 1

Display to prospective clients and inspectors that your care home is oral healthcare aware and implement the Quality Standard in Oral Health Care.
  • Upload the relevant documents.
  • After submitting the form we'll let you know if your application was successful or whether more information is required.
  • Fee £129 per annum.  OFFER 1st year £79

Details of person completing the form

Type of Care Home

We require the following

1.  Training

How is training delivered to staff?
Are you able to evidence staff that have received training in the past 6 months?

2.  Oral Health Assessments [QS1]

Upload an Oral Health Assessment form used at pre or post assessment

oral heath assessment form

3. Recording mouth care needs in care plans 

Upload a  copy of a care plan to include mouth care

copy of care plan

4.  Upload your Oral Care Policy

oral care policy

5.  Supporting daily mouth care

Mouth care needs to be documented daily. Indicating if someone had toothbrushing or not  eg. sleeping, declined

Upload any document that supports this eg paper chart

recording rmouth care

6.  Oral Care Champion

Indicate the  nominated  individual who supports and promotes oral healthcare among staff and service users as recommended in the CQC Smiling Matters 2023 Report.

Has the oral care champion attended an oral care training course?

It can take up to 5 days to review and assess your application. Please read 'Working to Standards of good practice' below for more information on each section.

Thank you for your application.  We will be in touch shortly.

Anchor 2

I'd like to submit documents via a ZOOM CALL

Let's organise a date


What you will require

1. Proof of delivering ongoing training [particularly at induction]. Name of training company. Quality assurance checklist HERE

2. Show an example of a completed Oral Health Assessment [cross out the name of the resident on the form]

3. Show an example of mouth care needs entered in care plan [completed form required]

4. Show your Oral Care Policy

5. Show evidence of documented daily toothbrushing

6. Name and details of your oral champion

Additional questions asked: [nice guidance]

Do residents' dentures get marked?  [do you use a denture marking kit]?

Do you signpost residents to a local general dentist if they don't have one?

02:30 PM

Thank you. You will shortly receive a confirmation email.

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