OHP’s Role In Aged Care, The Senior Smiles Program

1400 – 1500

The provision of preventive oral health care for our aging population living in residential aged care is a growing concern.  This presentation will provide an overview of the development of an undergraduate curriculum that orientates and prepares graduates to work in this space.  Supported by research and translated to operational practice, the Senior Smiles program is providing appropriate oral health care in the aged care environment and changing the way oral health is managed for our most frail and elderly.