Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free

Overview

Discover the importance of good mouth health

From dentists, health and social workers, to carers, many people are tasked with looking after the mouth health of people unable to undertake it themselves.

On this course, you will learn the basics of good mouth health, including tooth decay, gum disease, and toothbrushes. You’ll explore how to assess the state of someone else’s mouth, and how to clean it properly.

In just six weeks, you will learn why good mouth care matters, how to examine someone else’s mouth and choose the correct equipment for providing the mouth care that they need. You will learn how to clean a mouth, how to care for dentures and how to overcome many of the mouth care challenges that a resistive person can give you.

You will also learn some of the basics of good mouth health, such as tooth decay, gum disease, and toothbrushes.

What topics will you cover?

  • Why good mouth care matters
  • How to examine a mouth and decide what care to give
  • How to clean a mouth and to care for dentures
  • What equipment and products are needed
  • Mouth care for resistant people, such as those living with dementia or additional needs

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for people in the health and social care sectors, for nurses, carers, speech and language therapists and for those in the domestic setting, as well as student dentists and dental hygienists.

Who developed the course?

The University of Manchester

From splitting the atom to giving the world graphene, The University of Manchester has a history of world firsts and brilliant discoveries.