Self-study materials on oral health for caregivers
Oral health is a vital part of general health. Good oral health is only achieved with good oral hygiene, which includes healthy teeth, gums, tongue and all areas inside the mouth. Caregivers can play a very important role in disease prevention by helping ensure good oral hygiene.
We have designed a series of presentations — Overcoming Obstacles to Oral Health Care — for caregivers in short, easily completed training materials designed to increase your success and confidence in working with individuals with a broad range of support needs. These self-study materials explain how to help support a daily oral care routine for your family member or client.
This content was developed by a national advisory committee and are periodically updated to reflect the latest evidence for best practices in oral health care. The current edition was updated in 2022.
Stay tuned as we will soon be providing these materials in additional languages! Spanish version is coming soon.