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Oral health in disability residential services - videosWelcome to the Brushing up on oral health videos – oral health in disability residential services.

These short videos are based on oral health practice instructions for Disability Services and complement the information found in Section 5.10 of the Residential Services Practice Manual.

They provide the viewer with visual demonstrations of how to support a person’s daily oral hygiene needs.

These videos provide guidance for disability support workers and other carers*.


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Brushing up on oral health | Chapter 1

Brushing up on oral health | Chapter 2
Title: Introduction: why dental care is so important
Title: General strategies



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Brushing up on oral health | Chapter 3

Brushing up on oral health | Chapter 4
Title: Oral hygiene technique
Title: The best way to brush teeth



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Brushing up on oral health | Chapter 5

Brushing up on oral health | Chapter 6
Title: The best way to floss teeth
Title: The best way to clean dentures



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Brushing up on oral health | Chapter 7

Brushing up on oral health | Chapter 8
Title: Overcoming resistance to oral health care
Title: Overcoming other challenges



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Brushing up on oral health | Chapter 9


Title: Where to find answers, advice and information




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*Please note: The images shown in these videos are accepted as best practice at the time of production (March 2010). Disability support workers should regularly update their skills and knowledge, and exercise their judgement when applying this information.

Copyright is owned by the State of Victoria, 2009.
You may not publish, reproduce, adapt, modify, communicate or otherwise use any part of these videos (in particular for commercial purposes) without permission from The Department of Human Services.

Supporting Every Smile website

Supporting Every Smile

everysmile.dhsv.org.au has been set up by DHSV as a central resource for Disability Support workers.

For more information about oral health care please visit everysmile.dhsv.org.au