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Oral health: Nursing assessment and interventions

CPD Hours



Aged care
Clinical practice and procedures
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Oral health plays an important role in general health and well-being. Promoting good oral health through education and assistance with oral hygiene is an important part of holistic nursing.

Learning Objective

At the end of this module participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of poor oral health.
  • Describe the role of nursing in oral health care.
  • Outline the steps and justification for performing an oral health assessment.
  • Identify two key oral health interventions indicated for nursing professionals.

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