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Denture Care for Caregivers

Posted on October 11, 2016
Topics: Oral Care

Daily mouth care should not stop because a person has missing teeth, in fact, taking care of dentures in the mouth is just as important as brushing natural teeth on a daily basis. This video covers:

  • Importance of Oral Health
  • Denture Care Protocol
  • Infection Control
  • Identifying Visible Mouth or Denture Problems
  • Supplies and Steps to Denture Care and Cleaning. 

While this video is being presented to CNA's in a health care facility - this information is relevant to anyone responsible for the oral care of another. 

Presenter: The Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc. 

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Oral Care of the Dementia Patient

Posted on March 1, 2016
Topics: Dementia, Oral Care

Proper oral care can be a challenge when caring for someone with dementia. Simple, concise instructions, new techniques, and maybe even alternative equipment may be needed. This webcast will help you to help you understand and provide proper oral care for someone with dementia. 

Presenter:  Nina Galicki, University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio, TX
Periodontics Department - Dental Hygiene Division 

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Senior Dental Care For Those With Dexterity Needs

Posted on February 16, 2016

As caregivers of older adults, caring for those with dexterity issues can make senior dental care difficult and challenging. In this video Brittney Wappes offers tips, techniques, and toothbrush modifications, to help improve dexterity and maximize independent oral care. 

Presenter:  Brittney Wappes - University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio,TX
Periodontics Department - Dental Hygiene Division 

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Senior Dental Care: Identifying Normal and Abnormal Structures in the Mouth

Posted on February 16, 2016

Issues in the mouth can have a significant impact on the quality of life, especially for seniors. Oral health is often thought to be an indicator of your overall health and wellness. This video will help caregivers of older adults who are responsible for senior dental care to identify normal oral structures as well as cancers and other suspicious lesions. 

Presenter:  Bree Valentic - University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio,TX
Periodontics Department - Dental Hygiene Division 

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Caring for Dentures and Partials in the Elderly

Posted on February 16, 2016

Proper denture and partial care is important for maintaining the life of the dentures as well as avoiding infectious diseases. This video provides the viewer all you need to know about caring for dentures and partials for successful senior dental care including maintenance, cleaning and storage techniques and securing and removing dentures. 

Presenter:  Brittney Wappes -University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio, TX
Periodontics Department - Dental Hygiene Division 

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Denture Adhesives and Senior Dental Care

Posted on February 16, 2016

Keeping dentures secure and comfortable is important for everyone. As a caregiver caring for someone who has dentures it is important to know the proper techniques for securing and removing the dentures as well as the the types of adhesives available and how to use them. This video offers techniques for securing and removing dentures for successful senior dental care.

Presenter:  Nina Galicki, University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio, TX
Periodontics Department - Dental Hygiene Division 

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Building Trust in Senior Dental Care

Posted on February 16, 2016

Communication is key in building trust with dental patients.This is especially true with senior dental care and those with dementia. Great tips and techniques for success in dental care of the elderly. 

Presenter:  Bree Valentic, University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio, TX
Periodontics Department - Dental Hygiene Division 

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What Does Being 'Directly Responsible' for the Dental Care of NF Residents Mean?

Posted on October 29, 2015
Senior dental care can be a difficult topic to handle. Who is directly responsible for the dental care of residents? What are the best ways for seniors to maintain quality oral health? If you are a caregiver, or you have a staff to train, watch this free video to learn more about senior dental care.

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Grandma Won't Brush! Daily Oral Care for the Frail Elderly

Posted on March 2, 2015

The frail elderly are functionally dependent on others and have multiple chronic diseases, disabilities, or other impairments. These limitations can complicate routine dental care and hygiene, and add to the common concern of how to get elderly to brush. This video explains how increased medical problems and decreased abilities to tolerate dental care can affect the health of seniors.

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Dental Hygiene

Posted on March 2, 2015
Topics: Oral Care

We only get one set of teeth, so caring for them properly throughout your life is essential. This video discusses senior dental care and the importance of oral hygiene in the elderly. Presented by University of Texas dental hygiene students, the presentation will help caregivers recognize the appearance of the normal oral cavity, along with signs of oral cancer and abnormalities that may need a doctor’s referral. Caregivers will also learn how to approach uncooperative patients and help them be more receptive to senior dental care.

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Common Oral Problems in the Frail Elderly

As they age, it is common for older adults to stop maintaining daily oral care. In addition, many seniors suffer dry mouth due to medications, collect bacteria, and have chronic inflammation of their teeth. On top of this there are often contributing factors of soft-food, high-carb diets, along with aging fillings, crowns, and root canals. In this video, Dr. Dirks describes geriatric dentistry, basic oral care techniques, and some basic tips for how to get elderly to brush.

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