This joint session delivered by NHS England and the Greater Manchester Local Dental Network will explore the role of the primary care dental practice in maintaining and improving the oral health of the ageing population.
1. Recognise the increasing need for improving oral health and reducing inequalities in the ageing population
2. Be aware of supporting care pathways to help identify oral health risks and manage clinical care in the ageing population
3. Understand how the Greater Manchester ‘Smiles Better’ Mouth Care Toolkit is used as a resource to deliver better oral health through NHS and social care to the ageing population in care homes and how this can be adapted for patients in all settings.