Oral disease affects 3.9 billion people worldwide, with untreated tooth decay impacting almost half of the world’s population (44%), making it the most prevalent of all the 291 conditions included in the Global Burden of Disease Study.

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About this course

This course is vital not only to the oral health of your clients but their general health too. Poor oral hygiene can cause a number of diseases, such as respiratory infections, cardiovascular disease and diabetic complications. It's not just about having pearly whites, having your staff know about oral health and how to care properly could save the lives of your clients.

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Course Outline

  • The aim of this course is to greater increase your knowledge of oral health within the care sector and its impacts, as well as the relevant legislation.

    The key points covered in this course are:

Effects on general health, well-being and dignity
Impact of untreated dental pain and communication difficulties
Delivering daily mouth care
Reassessing oral health
Reporting oral health concerns
Responding to needs
Denture marking

Learning Outcomes

Understand the importance of oral health and the potential effect on their general health, well-being and dignity
Understand the potential impact of untreated dental pain or mouth infection on the behaviour and general health and well-being of people who cannot articulate their pain or distress or ask for help (this includes, for example, residents with dementia or communication difficulties)
Know how to deliver daily mouth care
Know how and when to reassess oral health
Know how and when to report any oral health concerns, and how to respond to a person's changing needs and circumstances
Understand the importance of denture marking and how to arrange this for people, with their permission

How to Sign Up 

Book a Course

Select the right online training package via the website, by messaging us or calling.


Once everything has been booked, you will receive login details for you and your staff.

Complete Course

Complete the course you purchased in the delivery method you chose.

Become Certified

Great! Now you're certified and can download the certificates from the portal.



Dependent on delivery method, this course takes between 1-2 hours to complete and gain your certificate.

Entry & Level

There are no barriers to entry on this course. This is an awareness course, suitable for all. 


On completion of this course, either download your certificate or access at a later date online. 


This course is CPD accredited. It meets accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.