Oral Health for Non-Dental Professionals


Oral Health

Our Shared Responsibility

Oral Health affects every segment of our population, from the very young through to those at the end of life.

By 2020, 1 in 5 people in the UK will be over the age of 65; thus, a growing number of people will require additional help caring for their oral health. Meanwhile, tooth extractions for those aged 19 and under cost the NHS approximately £50m each year, with children and parents missing productive days of school and work to treat preventable tooth decay.


Why is Oral Care Important?

Maintaining oral health supports self-esteem, dignity, social integration and nutrition, while poor health can lead to pain, infection, and tooth loss. This can negatively impact a person's ability to eat, communicate, laugh, and smile.

A Few Hours, A World of Difference

If you are a non-dental professional working in a health and social care setting, pharmacy, school, care home, or if you provide other residential support for people who need an extra hand with their personal care, our short oral health training sessions are for you. Training is designed to help to improve the oral and overall health of patients and clients.

Just a few hours of training can make an enormous difference, significantly lessening the pressure on the NH, bettering quality of life for our patients, and providing us with knowledge that will positively impact the lives of patients and clients for years to come.

Oral health training is currently available for people working with:

  • Children
  • The Elderly
  • The general public (in a clinical setting)
  • The general public (in a pharmacy setting)
  • Hard-to-reach groups
  • People with learning disabilities
  • People suffering from substance misuse


Book your free place today at your workplace or at a local venue

For more detailed information on our training programmes contact our clinical lead:
Rachel Lish
0191 275 4793


Useful Links


Early Years


GP Teams

Pharmacy Teams