This app introduces people to key concepts about improving the oral health of clients through prevention and early identification of diseases, intervention and support. Information includes the basic anatomy of the mouth, good versus poor oral health, dentures, policies and procedures, different dental hygiene products and practical tips on assisting clients with daily oral hygiene tasks.
This app helps people gain some of the skills and knowledge necessary to work safely and effectively in community services and health settings with video clips and images from actual workplaces and interactive quizzes to test knowledge. Video demonstrations provide step-by-step procedures about how to do a basic oral health check, encourage self-care, brush and floss clients’ teeth, clean dentures and help clients move, and provide guidance on important manual handling techniques. The app also contains links to support material such as procedure and equipment summary sheets.
The app is a valuable reference tool that supports delivery of oral health competencies in the HLT07 Health and CHC08 Community Services Training Packages. It is relevant to workers in the disability work, aged care and home and community care industry sectors.
Content has been developed specifically to meet the needs of people with English language, literacy and numeracy issues.
Funding for the app was generously provided by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education through the Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) Program. Aspire is a not-for-profit organisation that develops and publishes market-leading resources for vocational education and training.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this app contains images of people who may now be deceased.