The objectives of a domiciliary oral healthcare service are primarily to:
- Establish a system which will identify individuals in the community who have an oral healthcare need and for whom domiciliary provision is the only reasonable option.
- Provide an oral healthcare service to address patients’ needs, taking into account their personal circumstances and their wishes, consistent with the most appropriate use of resources.
- Deliver high quality oral healthcare in a person- centred way that respects the dignity of the individual receiving it.
For full details please see the BSDH guidance document