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Caring for Smiles - Aberdeenshire and Moray

Caring for Smiles - Aberdeenshire and Moray

Record Number: 5948

Email: caringforsmilestutors@nes.scot.nhs.uk

Services

Oral health improvement for older people in care homes was identified as a priority area in the Action Plan for improving Oral Health and Modernising NHS Dental Services. Care home staff have an essential role in the delivery of oral care and maintenance of oral health in older people.

Caring for Smiles is a training programme for care home staff and homecare providers which raises awareness of the importance of oral care for dependant older people. The programme was developed by NHS Scotland and is supported by the Care Inspectorate.

The programme covers:

  • oral health knowledge
  • practical skills including toothbrushing, denture care and soft tissue care
  • oral health risk assessments
  • special care requirements including dementia and care resistant behaviour

As well as organised training sessions, in-house training is available.

Information about care homes in Grampian can be found here: Grampian CareData - Care Homes

More Information

Area Covered: Aberdeenshire / Moray

Aberdeenshire Coverage: Banff & Buchan / Buchan / Formartine / Garioch / Kincardine & Mearns / Marr

Cost of Service:

The training is free of charge

Contacts & Addresses

Individual Contacts:

Aberdeenshire

Oral Health Team Leader - Aberdeenshire North
Childsmile Department
Ugie Hospital
Ugie Road
Peterhead
AB42 1LZ
Mob: 07557 317805

Oral Health Team Leader - Aberdeenshire South / Central
Dental Office
Skene Medical Centre
Discovery Drive
Westhill
AB32 6FG
Tel: 01224 849457
Mob: 07557 203551

Moray

Oral Health Improvement Co-Ordinator
Sypnie Dental Centre
Spynie Hospital
Duffus Road
Elgin
IV30 5PW
Tel: 01343 559878
Mob: 07557 849063

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