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Gerodontology MOOC / 10. Article: Domiciliary Care


What is Domiciliary Care?

Domiciliary care is a service provided that allows people to remain in their home, whilst still receiving assistance with their personal care needs.

The Dental Team & Domiciliary Planning

Similar to most dental services, treatment or prevention maybe carried out by a dentist, a dental therapist, a dental hygienist or a dental nurse,

No matter which team member attends the visit, each team member must be able to transfer their professional standards and skills to a non-clinical environment.

British Society for Disability and Oral Health (BSDH)

Any DCP looking to provide domiciliary care should consult the guidance document from BSDH. This guidance document contains a comprehensive overview of all aspects of domiciliary oral health care.

A summary of the key elements from the BSDH guidance is provided below. Please expand the blue title boxes to reveal more information

Requirements of the dental team
Preparation for the initial visit
Procedures