Monday, 27 June 2011

Better Oral Health in Residential Care

"In 2007 a multi-state consortium, led by the South Australian Dental Service, was funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing to develop an evidence based model called Better Oral Health in Residential Care. This model promotes a team approach with general medical practitioners, registered nurses, care workers and dental professionals sharing responsibility for one or more of four key processes: oral health assessment, oral health care planning, daily oral hygiene and dental treatment. A suite of educational resource portfolios and an education and training program, support the key processes." (Source: SA Dental Service, accessed on 27/06/2011)