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Oral Hygiene for People with Disability

Fundamental knowledge for supporting proper oral hygiene in disability support.

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What you'll learn

  • Apply proper oral hygiene for disability support.
  • Understand diet's role in dental health.
  • Identify and prevent oral health conditions.
  • Recognise medication effects on oral health.
  • Address challenges in disability oral support.
  • Maintain optimal oral health for disabled individuals.

Why choose this course?

Poor oral health has been linked to several systemic health problems, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections. Oral hygiene training for disability support workers is important because it can prevent oral health problems, improve overall health, enhance quality of life, and empower clients with disabilities.

What does the course cover?

This course will help Disability Support Workers maintain their client’s good oral health, which can prevent painful and costly dental procedures. In this course, participants will gain valuable knowledge and skills related to:

  • Using proper oral hygiene techniques when assisting individuals with disabilities in maintaining their oral health.
  • Understanding the role of diet in promoting good oral hygiene and overall dental health.
  • Identifying and learning about different oral health conditions that may arise, such as gingivitis, periodontitis, and tooth decay, and how to prevent them effectively.
  • Recognising how certain medications can impact oral health and contribute to oral health conditions.
  • Acquiring the necessary information and strategies to address these challenges and maintain optimal oral health for individuals with disabilities.

This course is essential for:

  • Health professionals in disability
  • Direct Support Workers and other staff who work in group homes, residential facilities, supported employment, and day programs.
  • Family and friends caring for loved ones


45 minutes

Refresher schedule

Every 24 months

100% online course
Interactive activities
Voice over
Video and/or animation
Certificate of completion
Aligned to NDIS Practice Standards
Access available for 12 months from purchase

Training 25 or more people?
We have flexible learning options, on our LMS or yours. Contact us to discuss hosting options, cost effective licences and additional discounts for your organisation.

Price: $49.50 Inc. GST
Buy 2 or more seats for $47.85 each inc. GST
Buy 11 or more seats for $46.20 each inc. GST

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