The training is suitable for anyone working with communities and the public. Why oral health matters?
- Good oral health is a key indicator of overall health, well-being and quality of life.
- Self-care and prevention are the best ways of preventing dental problems.
- Oral diseases share common risk factors with diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, obesity and diabetes.
What does the training provide?
- To raise the awareness of good oral health and its effects on general health, to give the individual the confidence to deliver key oral health messages to others and promote healthy lifestyles.
What does it cover?
- The impact of poor oral health and its links to general health
- Common dental diseases
- How to prevent dental disease and the 5 key prevention messages
- Oral cancer self-awareness
- How to signpost to urgent and routine dental services
How is it delivered?
- Training is delivered in a 1hr interactive session delivered by a qualified Oral Health Educator.
- It will give you the knowledge and confidence to deliver key oral health messages.
- The training can be delivered face to face or remotely.