Links and Resources


Please Note: HEE is not responsible for the content or reliability of external websites. Links are provided for information and convenience only. We cannot accept responsibility for the sites linked to, or the information found there.

Mouth Care Matters Resources – View or download the resources developed as a result of this programme.

You will also find below links to more resources available from other sources.

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Accessing Dental Care for Older People in Care Homes in Wales

Leaflet on accessing dental care for residents in care homes, Wales

Alzheimer’s Society: This Is Me

This Is Me’ leaflet with patients with dementia. Can be filled in and taken along to health visits.


Brushing Up On Mouth Care

Website with links to resources/factsheets (Canadian)


Caring for residents’ oral health

Poster regarding cleaning residents teeth and dentures

Caring for Smiles Guide for Care Homes

Easily accessible guide to oral healthcare information, cleaning guidelines, and practical skills guidance


Delivering better oral health: an evidence-based toolkit for prevention

Delivering Better Oral Health toolkit 2014, produced by Public Health England. Useful guidance and resources for preventative practices.
Public facing document due to be released shortly

Dementia and Oral Care

Factsheet on oral care for residents with dementia (Canadian)

Dental and oral health in Parkinson’s

Poster on oral health care for people with Parkinson’s Disease

Dental care for older people

Information on dental conditions and oral care for older people

Dental care and dementia

Dental care and dementia information


Fundamentals of Care

Booklet for patients and care home staff; including oral health care. Welsh Assembly Government 2001


Guidelines for Oral Health Care for Long-stay Patients and Residents

Appendices contain oral health needs assessment template, guidelines and recommendations on assessment and standards of oral healthcare


Mouth Care Matters Resources

View or download the resources developed as a result of this programme.


Oral Health and Nutrition Guidance for Professionals

Section on nutrition guidance for vulnerable older people.

Oral Hygiene Care for Palliative Care Residents in Nursing Homes

Factsheet on oral health care of palliative care residents in Nursing Homes, developed by University of Iowa
Warning: refers to the use of mouth swabs. The use of foam swabs was banned in Wales 2012 following a Medical Device Alert


Promoting older people’s oral health

Guide for Nurses into the oral care for older people.


Swallowing problems after stroke

Oral care information on swallowing problems following a stroke.


The British Society of Gerodontology Mouthcare Instructional Video

This video is an informative guide for those providing oral care to a dependent or disabled person, and has been produced by the British Society of Gerodontology. It can be accessed and used on a personal basis, for group and refresher training at the following web link:

You may order a DVD, view the video online, or download for your use. To access the resource, please register on the site – it is free – then proceed to the Members Area and click on the Training DVD tab.


University of Kent

Higher education teaching and research institution based in Canterbury and the Medway region of Kent.


Working with Dependent Older People to achieve Good Oral Health

Best practice guidance Scotland 2005 on working with dependant older people to achieve good oral health. Appendix 1 contains protocol for daily oral care