Statement of Acknowledgement

We acknowledge and respect the traditional custodians on whose ancestral lands we provide dental services.

We acknowledge the deep feeling of attachment and relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to Country.

We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people attending our services.

We are committed to improving the oral health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

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Dental Assistant Traineeship Program

Applications are now open for our 2023 Dental Assistant Traineeship Program

Aged care

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Aged care training modules

The following training modules are available for aged care.

You can explore each training module to see if it suits your requirements.

You can work through the course content at your own pace and stop and start as many times as you like without losing your place.

You will be awarded an electronic certificate when completing the course (with an 85% pass grade).

Better Oral Health in Home Care

Coordinators and Nurses

The course is estimated to take about 3 hrs to complete.

Oral health is a significant factor affecting older people's quality of life, overall health and wellbeing.

While older people may or may not visit a dental professional on a regular basis, they do interact with a wide range of healthcare workers who are responsible for assessing and monitoring their health, as well as, assisting with and/or providing direct personal care.

In the community aged care setting, good oral health begins at home. This course is designed to show how home care coordinators and nurses can encourage older people to maintain good oral health using a simple preventative oral health self-care routine.

You will learn how to put this routine into action by following 4 key oral health processes:

  1. oral health assessment
  2. oral health care planning
  3. daily oral care
  4. dental referral.

Care workers

The course is estimated to take 2 hours to complete.

Oral health is a significant factor affecting older people's quality of life, overall health and wellbeing.

While older people may or may not visit a dental professional on a regular basis, they do interact with a wide range of healthcare workers who are responsible for assessing and monitoring their health, as well as, assisting with and/or providing direct personal care.

In the community aged care setting, good oral health begins at home. This course is designed to show how home care workers can encourage older people to maintain good oral health using a simple preventative oral health self-care routine.

Better Oral Health in Residential Care

Care workers

The course is estimated to take 2 hours to complete.

This course will aim to:

  • Improve your understanding of how to provide evidence-based oral healthcare to frail older people with complex needs

Oral health is a significant factor affecting older people's quality of life, overall health, and wellbeing.

While older people may or may not visit a dental professional regularly, they do interact with a range of healthcare workers, responsible for assessing and monitoring their health as well as assisting with and/or providing direct personal care.

In the residential aged care setting, care workers are responsible for assisting with and/or providing daily oral care as part of a resident's overall fundamental care needs.

Nurses

The course is estimated to take about 3 hrs to complete.

This course aims to:

  • Improve your understanding of how to provide evidence-based oral healthcare to frail older people with complex needs.

Oral health is a significant factor affecting older people's quality of life, overall health and wellbeing.

While older people may or may not visit a dental professional regulary, they do interact with a wide range of healthcare workers who are responsible for assessing and monitoring their health, as well as, assisting with and/or providing direct personal care.

In the residential aged care setting, nurses are responsible for ensuring that the overall fundamental care needs of residents are met.

Fundamental oral care includes the integration of 4 key oral health processes into routine practice:

  1. oral health assessment
  2. oral health care planning
  3. daily oral care
  4. dental referral.

This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria.