Mouth Care Matters – Improving Oral Health for Older Persons

Welcome to the website for Health Education England London and the South East Mouth Care Matters (formerly Improving Oral Health of Older Persons Initiative). In association with the University of Kent, we are setting out to improve the oral health of older persons within Kent, Surrey, Sussex and London.

This is an ambitious aim, but this initiative will begin with the priority of improving oral health and healthcare principally for those resident in care homes and by helping to raise awareness of the importance of good oral health, both for quality of life and for general health, and by introducing oral health training for carers within this community, we aim to establish a sustainable quality standard for the oral healthcare of older persons.

The programme is also working to improve oral healthcare in a hospital setting, as well as developing training for the general dental practice team and pharmacists, allowing for a holistic, multi-professional approach to care.

This website is the “hub” for access to all of the training materials, posters, documentation and access to training. We hope that you wish to engage with us on our project, and that you find the materials and links on this website of great value.

Please click on the appropriate thumbnail below to access the information that is most relevant to you: