Professor Nigel Hunt OBE talks about oral health.
Welcome to this collection of learning on the topic of oral health. Good oral health is the lack of pain, infection and other diseases of the mouth and throat. Poor oral health can lead to serious complications and can affect an individual’s ability to chew, smile and speak. For these reasons poor oral health can have a significant and damaging impact on psychosocial wellbeing and quality of life. It is estimated that worldwide, 60–90% of school children and nearly 100% of adults have dental cavities. This is a preventable issue. In England the state of children’s oral health is particularly bad; tooth extraction due to tooth decay has been shown to be the most common cause for hospital admissions amongst children aged 5-9. Pharmacy professionals in all sectors have an important role to play in the prevention of tooth decay. By offering simple advice to patients and signposting them to NHS dentists you can help to improve oral health. Here you will find many different types of learning materials including learning programmes, guidelines and helpful tools which you can apply to your pharmacy practice. Accessing the learning will help you to feel confident in raising the awareness of oral health related problems and supporting patients in making healthy lifestyle choices. Take a look at the resources to find out how you can develop your practice.
This e-assessment is linked with the CPPE Children's oral health programme and assesses you on the learning outcomes within that programme.
Why should I do this assessment?This e-assessment completes the learning you began with the CPPE Children's oral health programme. Access and successful completion will contribute to your own personal development plan, be recorded in your My CPPE record and will help you towards your revalidation. It may also provide evidence for achieving competencies in the RPS Foundation or Advanced Pharmacy Frameworks.
Access this recorded presentation to learn more about children’s oral health and what you can do to help improve it. Click here for a script to accompany the video.
Learning Outcomes:By the end of this e-lecture you will be able to:
This is a bite-sized session to give health and care professionals an overview of child oral health - including key evidence, data and signposting to trusted resources to help prevent illness, protect health and promote wellbeing. You can login to e-Learning for Healthcare via the CPPE website: e-Learning for Healthcare learning modules
Oral health is part of general health and wellbeing and contributes to the development of a healthy child and school readiness. Tooth decay is the most common oral disease affecting children and young people in England, yet it is largely preventable.
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