Warnings against poor oral hygiene in aged care

| 25 Jan 2017

The former Queensland president of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) has warned that oral hygiene must be a priority in residential aged care after an increase in residents’ experiencing severe tooth decay. Greg Moore has recommended that providers work with local dentists to visit the facilities, as well as oral hygiene training for care staff.

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Tags: aged care, ageing population, dentist, eating, food, oral hygiene, residential aged care, residential aged care facility, tooth decay, training, wellbeing, workforce, workforce development

Sophia Bolden

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Sophia Bolden is the Communications Coordinator at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

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